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October, 2017
2017-10-02
  Sanma, a Pacific saury or a mackerel pike is a flavor of autumn. We write ‘ autumn  sword-shaped fish’ in Chinese characters. Those swimming along Sanriku offshore in North Pacific in mid-September through early October are well fatty and delicious. They contain EPA, Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA, Docosahexaenoic Acid. These acids smooth blood and help brain cells grow and become active. The corner of the lower jaw of a fresh sanma is slightly yellow. It turns brown after three days of the catch. Try sanmas and enjoy the taste of autumn.
 
Friday, September 29th through Tuesday, October 4th      Autumn Break
Wednesday, October 5th        School starts for October students
Monday, October 9th       National Holiday (Sports Day), No School
Friday, October 27th (subject to change)     Field Trip (except new October students)
 
Learn Japan and Japanese at Asuka Gakuin!
 
September, 2017
2017-09-04
    In the lunar calendar, August 15th is called “Chushu”, which means mid-Autumn. Since the moon at this time of the year is very clear and beautiful, the one on August 15th has been called “Chushu no Meigetsu”, the beautiful moon of Chushu or the harvest moon. This year’s Chushu no Meigetsu is on October 4th of Gregorian Calendar. This moon is often mistaken for the full moon. It is usually only close to the full moon, because the Chushu date is fixed on the 15th of August of the lunar calendar. This year’s exact full moon is two days later, October 6th. Chushu moon and the full moon are usually off by one or two days and they match on the same date only in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for the next ten years.
 
September 6th         Term Exam
September 7th & 8th    No School
September 29th through October 4th    Fall Break
 
We have a term exam coming up. We support all the hard working students
 
August, 2017
2017-08-01
      Seventy percent of Japanese land is mountains and hills. Last year a new national holiday called “Mountain Day” was established for the purpose of communing with nature and appreciating its profit.
   Japanese use the word of “one hundred famous mountains”. These are not national certified mountains but were selected by a novelist named Kyuya Fukata. He actually climbed mountains all over Japan and chose one hundred good ones out of them. We also have “one hundred mountains with flowers and blossoms”, “one hundred mountains in Kanto Region”, etc. other than Fukata’s selections. You might find it fun choosing your own one hundred mountains and climb them.
 
Summer holidays      Saturday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 20th
                      (July students’ holidays start on July 29th.)
Mountain Day         August 11th
 
 
Asuka Gakuin is looking forward to seeing all of its sprightly students on August 21st.
 
(July, 2017)
2017-07-03
“Sumida River Fireworks Festival” is one of the big fireworks festivals in Japan. It had been called “River Festival at Ryogoku” until 1978.
    In 1732, many people died of severe famine and cholera. The shogunate government decided to hold a Fire God Festival near Ryogoku Bridge in July 1733 to repose the souls of the dead and to expel the epidemic. The skyrockets they had then are told to be the origin of current Sumida River Fireworks.
   There will be fireworks festivals in various places. Why not visit one?
 
Sunday, July 2nd     Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Monday, July 3rd     School starts for new July-students.
Friday, July 7th      The Star Festival
Saturday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 20th     Summer Holidays
    ※ The July students have classes till Friday, July 28th.
 
   The students’ dreams and wishes will be addressed on the strips decorated for the Star Festival at Asuka Gakuin.
 
June, 2017
2017-06-01

    Hydrangeas, ajisai in Japanese, are often spotted in June. There are two kinds such as lacecap hydrangea, gaku-ajisai, and hydrangea, hon-ajisai. Lacecap hydrangeas are the origin of both and actually originated in Japan. They travelled through China along silk roads to Europe to be appreciated in England as Oriental flowers. Some breeding improvements were done and hon-ajisai was created and imported back to Japan during the Taisho era. They became popular when Meigetsuin Temple in Kamakura planted some roots in its garden after World War . Now the temple is called “ Ajisai Dera, Hydrangea Temple” and attracts people. (cf. RICOH Communication Club)

June 7th    Term Examination

June 18th   Examination for Japanese University

Asuka Gakuin roots for every single student.

 
(May, 2017)
2017-05-02

    We celebrate Children’s Day on May 5th and eat “Kashiwamochi” for a feast. They are rice cakes with sweet bean paste inside and wrapped in oak leaves. Why oak leaves? They do not fall until new leaves have fully grown. Old leaves represent parents and new leaves represent children here. We eat “Kashiwamochi” wishing to stay long enough to see our offspring grow and also praying for the family prosperity.

Monday, May 1st         Mini-Field Day    (cancelled in case of rain)

Golden Week            As on the public calendar

(We have classes on May 1st and 2nd.)

    Looking forward to seeing you all well and refreshed after Golden Week!

 
April, 2017
2017-04-04

   Do you know which date divides school year grades in Japan? One grade consists of students who were born between April 2nd and April 1st next year, The student who was born on April 1st and the one who was born next day go to different grades.

   People who were born sometime between January 1st and April 1st are called “Hayaumare”, early-born and people born between April 2nd and December 31st are called “Osoumare”, late-born.

 

   Monday, April 3rd        The first day of the new school year

   Saturday, April 29th      Showa Day

 

   Asuka Gakuin supports its students, who try hard in Japan.   

 
March, 2017
2017-03-01

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, which can be translated to Girls’ Festival or Doll’s Festival. This is a day to celebrate young girls and pray for their healthy growth and happiness. Families with girls display a set of special dolls called Hina-ningyou and peach blossoms. They feast on small rice cake cubes, diamond-shaped rice cakes, sushi with sprinkled ingredients, and clam soup. 

You can enjoy this traditional event at ‘Hanging Hina-dolls Festival’ at Izu-Inatori in Shizuoka prefecture or ‘Katsuura’s Big Hinamatsuri’ at Katsuura in Chiba prefecture.

 

 

Friday, March 10th……….. Graduation ceremony of Asuka Gakuin

Saturday, March 18th through Sunday, March 2nd…..Spring Break

 

Asuka Gakuin supports the bright future of all the graduats.

 
February, 2017
2017-02-03

     February 11th is ‘the Day for National Foundation.’ It was designated in 1966 and to be precise, it is not ‘the National Foundation Day.’ Its purposes are to remember the nation’s foundation and to nurture the love for the country.

It is Saturday this year and is not followed by a compensatory day off. Since some of the national holidays are Saturdays in 2017, we do not have many holidays. Based on the fact only Sundays are legally designated as holidays in Japan, the law, which was reformed in 1973, allows us to have a compensatory day off only when a national holiday falls on Sunday.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 …Term Exams

Thursday, Feb. 23 …...No School

Friday, Feb. 24………..No School

 

We have term exams coming up this month. Asuka Gakuin roots for all the hardworking students.

 
January, 2017
2016-12-27

  A new year has come. It is time to hear the word of ‘hajime’ quite often. There are two Chinese characters for it: ‘ 始め’ and ’初め’. Since the pronunciations are completely the same, these two characters are confusing. One of our teachers says that‘始め’ is used when you start something and ‘初め’ is used in the context of doing something for the first time, such as, ‘ I’ve come to Japan for the first time.’

We say ‘始め’ when we talk about things or people. For example, ‘the origins of human race’, ‘the beginning of work’ or ‘to start reading’.  On the other hand, ‘初め’ is used to mention time. ‘The first day of the month’, ‘to eat something for the first time’ or ‘I thought so first’.

 

Sunday, January 1st      New Year’s Day (national holiday)

Monday, January 9th     Coming-of-Age Day (national holiday)

Tuesday, January 10th    The first day of school

 

Let’s go back to basics and start the new semester.

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