This year, Japan’s Supotsu-no-hi, or Sports Day, moves from Oct. 11 to July 23 to accommodate the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games along with Ocean Day, which was moved from July 19 to July 22.
“I believe what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up.” This message, from 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech highlight the gift that inspired his civil rights career - his dedication to serving others.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
You’ve made it through your grandpa’s jokes during the Christmas meal and handed out all of your gifts. The holiday season has officially wrapped up, but the bills from your holiday shopping certainly haven’t.
Japan is divided into eight major regions with a total of forty-seven prefectures, from the Okinawa islands in the southwest to Tokyo in the east and Hokkaido in the north, each unique in their customs, sights, and food cultures.
Yoshoku, or Western dishes, came to Okinawa decades after hitting Japan’s mainland. The adoption of the Western cuisine was accelerated when the island became more exposed to American food after the battle of Okinawa.