Archive for May, 2014

Takaoka City

May 24, 2014 – 

On May 24, 2014, 20 Friendship Blossoms dogwood trees were planted at three municipal elementary schools located in Takaoka City, near the birthplace of global chemist Takamine Jokichi. Dr. Takamine’s wishes for peace and friendship have blossomed over one hundred … » READ MORE

Golden Week Travelogues

May 1, 2014 – 

Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) is an week-long series of Japanese national holidays, starting with Showa Day (29 April), and including Labour Thanksgiving Day (1 May, unofficial), Constitution Memorial Day (3 May), Greenery Day (4 May), Children’s Day (5 May). During 2014, … » READ MORE