Category Archives: Japan

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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Sea Day (Umi No Hi)

Marine Day (海の日, Umi no Hi), also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday usually celebrated on the third Monday in July. In 2020, the holiday will be observed on Thursday, July 23. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.

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Japan Sports Day

Health and Sports Day (体育の日, Taiiku no hi), also known as Health-Sports Day or Sports Day, is a national holiday in Japan held annually on the second Monday in October. It commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, and exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle. History and current practice The first Health and Sports Day was held on October 10, 1966, two years after the 1964 Summer Olympics. October was chosen

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Star Festival (Tanabata)

Tanabata (Japanese: たなばた or 七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival (星祭り Hoshi matsuri), is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar

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