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July 22, 2017

Potsu Potsu: Rain in the Summertime

The Eskimos may have fifty words for “snow,” but did you know there are a whopping 1,190 rain-related words and phrases in the Japanese language?

June 9, 2017

Why is Japan’s Rainy Season Called ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

May 11, 2017

A National Holiday for June

There’s no place like June for the holidays…