News Vol.33

2012.11.08 |  Newsletter Back Number | 

This is Ronnie and Ken of UR-Whitestone. This week we would like to share you about Jingu Gaien Icho (Ginkgo) Festival!

Ginkgo also known as icho or ginnan are large trees with a fan-shaped leaves. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (one to 15 days).

You can experience one of the most beautiful Icho avenues across Tokyo in Meijijingu Gaien. The golden leaves will make the beers much tastier. :)

There are also other events within the vicinity.
Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien (Near Gaienmae Station)
Event Duration: Mid of November to Early December
Please check the link for more information. (Japanese)


★Intercultural Exchanges in Yashio, Featuring India★

There will be an event in Shinagawa area for Japanese and Foreign residents on the 24th of November. Indian and Japanese foods will be prepared!
Admission is free!!!

★Ronnie and Ken`s interesting facts about Japan★

1. Animated Japanese films and television shows account for 60% of the world’s animation.

2. 23% of the Japanese population is over the age of 65.

3. The greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world over 35 million people.

★How to send parcels outside Japan?★

Japan post is one the most convenient way to send letters and packages to your love ones outside the country.
Please check the link below for more information: