LEARN JAPANESE POD MAGAZINE FOR AUGUST 2011 In this month’s issue: Traveling to Kyoto, news from Japan, regional food quiz, Japanese lessons, events for August and more...
節電 Setsuden It has been an especially hot
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Visiting Kyoto Japanese Lesson Regional Cuisine August Events
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summer as people are bravely turning down their air conditioners to save electricity in the aftermath of the Fukushima crisis. Saving electricity or “Setsuden” is the inescapable buzz word in Tokyo this summer as a range of energy reducing measures have been put into place.No
n-essential escalators and lifts have been turned off, air conditioners have been set to 28 degrees and government employees can be seen going about their business wearing “Super Cool Biz” short sleeve Hawaiian shirts. Osaka, which had been unaffected
by the power crisis, will now have to start reducing electricity consumption as their nuclear reactors are undergoing safety tests. Gambatte Osaka!
Congratulations Japan It’s not all doom and gloom as the
Japan national football team, Nadeshiko have won the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Could this herald a new era in Women’s football in Japan? Might young women in Japan have some new role models to inspire them? We will have to wait and see. Congratulations Nadeshiko!
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