June is a rainy month in Japan. ‘The rainy reason’ is written ‘梅雨’ and read ‘tsu₋yu’ or ‘bai₋u’. ‘梅’ is plum and ‘雨’ is rain. Therefore, ‘梅雨’ is believed to originally mean the rainy season when plums are ripe.
Japan is latitudinally long and the Meteorological Agency declares each local date of the beginning and the end of ‘tsu₋yu’. When the warm and damp air from the south meets the cold and damp air from the north, ascending air current occurs and it causes rain. When the warm air and the cold air collide above near Japan, the seasonal rain front appears and gives long rain.
Now, national holidays. We have many national holidays in Japan. June, however, is the only month that has no holidays. But we have the anniversary of opening the Yokohama Port. Many events are held in Yokohama on the 1st and the 2nd of June, such as amphibious bus tours at Rinkou Park.
Wednesday, June 6th Term exam
Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th No school
Sunday, June 17th Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
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