One day out of the year many Japanese nationalist groups and Shinto shrines throughout Japan celebrate a national holiday with parades and ceremonies, while the Japan Teachers Union and other groups...
It’s that time of the year and Santa Clause is busy getting ready to see all the children who have been good this year. Santa knows where those children are even if you and your family are stationed on faraway bases in the Pacific.
Halloween candy, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, apple crisp, roast beef and Christmas cookies are all tantalizingly good treats and easily available over the holidays.
If you’ve spent time in Japan, you know cities clear out and airports, train stations and tourist traps are all abuzz from late April to early May. It’s a time of year that presents “golden” opportunities to travel Japan – or to stick close to home and bask in an empty city free from the crowds and mayhem.
In Japan, a string of four consecutive national holidays sandwiched between two weekends (Apr. 27 to May 6) is simply called Golden Week. If you are out and about during this travel crazy week, here’s some ways to strike up a conversation.
The three most important holidays in Japan are o-shogatsu (Jan. 1-3), o-bon (Aug. 13-15) and Golden Week (Apr. 29 – May 5). Traditionally, during these weeks, Japanese go back to their hometowns to spend some time with their relatives.
Making snack time fun may be a little over the top on most days, but right now entertaining your children is a top priority. Why not turn snack time into craft time as well? Take a look at these four ideas for fun snacks for kids.
Whether it’s a choice steak or a simple hotdog, nothing says summer like grilling. Don’t forget the vegies! The folks at DECA have gone out of their way to prove that there’s more to pairing grilled meat with vegetables than potato salad.