April 04, 2012

News Wednesday 4th, April. 2012


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Wednesday 4th, April. 2012




Kimono - Robe

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"when this robe came, I couldn't believe how great it was...i wore it for a mardi gras party and I was a big hit"





1. Kimono – Japanese traditional dress

kimono—which Japanese have worn for hundreds of years…The traditional garment was a staple for women and even men before the 20th century with many now wearing them just for special occasions.

Source: Japan Today




2. Vietnam becomes a popular choice for Japanese travellers

481,500 Japanese travelers came to Vietnam in 2011, an increase of 8.9 percent in comparison with 2010. “




3. 30% of Japanese are effected by pollen, resulting in hay fever

.. sugi (Japanese cedar) is one of the most common pollens in Japan, and about 30% ( of Japanese) are affected with hay fever






4. New website launched to help US businesses do business with Japan

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) USA has launched a launching a new and more interactive website at www.jetro.org to provide better support for U.S. companies looking to do business with Japan.

Source: Japan Today




"when this robe came, I couldn't believe how great it was...i wore it for a mardi gras party and I was a big hit"




5. How prices rose for using a public bath in the 1970’s in Tokyo after the oil shock

I was paying 48 yen to bathe at the public bath house near my apartment in 1972; the following year I paid 55 yen, an increase of almost 15 percent; and by the time I left Tokyo in 1975, I was paying 100 yen, more than double the 1972 price!”



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