Category Archives: Japan

October Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 16 C (62 F) 7 C (45 F) 35% 40% 60% 50% Tokyo 22 C (72 F) 15 C (59 F) 35% 30% 40% 55% Takayama 20 C (68 F) 9 C (48 F) 35% 30% 45% 55% Osaka 23 C (73 F) 15 C (59 F) 30% 25% 55% 65% Fukuoka 23 C (73 F) 15 C (59 F)

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Autumnal Equinox Day

Autumnal Equinox Day (秋分の日, Shūbun no Hi) is a public holiday in Japan that usually occurs on September 22 or 23, the date of Southward equinox in Japan Standard Time (autumnal equinox can occur on different dates for different time zones). Due to the necessity of recent astronomical measurements, the date of the holiday is not officially declared until February of the previous year. Autumnal Equinox Day became a

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Respect for the Aged Day in Japan

Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日, Keirō no Hi) is a Japanese designated public holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens. It started in 1966 as a national holiday and was held on every September 15. Since 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September due to the Happy Monday System. This national holiday traces its origins to 1947, when Nomadani-mura (later Yachiyo-cho, currently Taka-cho), Hyōgo Prefecture, proclaimed

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September Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 22 C (72 F) 14 C (57 F) 30% 35% 50% 55% Tokyo 27 C (81 F) 21 C (70 F) 35% 40% 40% 35% Takayama 26 C (79 F) 16 C (61 F) 40% 40% 45% 45% Osaka 29 C (84 F) 21 C (70 F) 30% 35% 60% 50% Fukuoka 28 C (82 F) 21 C (70 F)

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Mountain Day in Japan

In May 2014, it was announced that Mountain Day will be celebrated as a public holiday every August 11, beginning in 2016. Supporters of the holiday included legislator Seishiro Eto and the Japanese Alpine Club. They honor the mountains every August. The legislation states that the holiday is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains. Why

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Hiroshima Memorial Day

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil. Every August 6, “A-Bomb Day”, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace. The ceremony is held in front of the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Participants include the families of the deceased and people

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August Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 26 C (79 F) 19 C (66 F) 25% 30% 50% 50% Tokyo 31 C (88 F) 24 C (75 F) 25% 25% 55% 50% Takayama 31 C (88 F) 20 C (68 F) 35% 35% 60% 60% Osaka 33 C (91 F) 25 C (77 F) 20% 25% 70% 70% Fukuoka 32 C (90 F) 25 C (77 F)

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What Are Terpenes? | Cannabis for Beginners

By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant’s most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there’s more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties. Terpenes like pinene, limonene, and

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