Posts tagged Japan
2012 Japan MotoGP.
There are many interesting sports but when it gets to motorcycle racing the best and the most watched is the MotoGP. The MotoGP is the oldest championship that involves motorcycle racing. The first MotoGP world championship event happened in 1949. During its early years (1950s), Italian riders dominated the motorcycle Grand Prix. By 1959, the sport witnessed the introduction of Japanese models. Today, Japan is a major player in this sporting event. Japan will host the fifteenth leg of the 2012 global motorsport event. This even promises an action packed and an adrenaline-charged world championship event. (more…)
Fuji Rock Festival 2012
Fuji Rock Festival 2012, annual festival is scheduled to be held July 27th through the 29th. This music bash will feature the best British, American & Japanese indie bands and dance style music. In the past this event has hosted such hot stars as Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bjork, The Pixies, Coldplay and Eminem. This year rumour has it that the line-up is to include Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Angoria, Gossip, Fucked Up, and spiritualized, among many others. Below is some facts and information about the Fuji Rock Festival which you may find interesting. (more…)
Japan Public Holidays 2012
There are fifteen official Japanese Holidays. Beside official holidays, there are also many other traditional festive occasions that are celebrated in different places of the country.
Here are the most important Japanese Public Holidays 2012.
New Year Day: Jan 1.
New Year is the most important holiday in Japan. It is celebrated on January the first as a national holiday. However, many businesses stay closed on January the second and third.
Coming of Age: Jan 11.
Many cities and towns throughout Japan hold different ceremonies to encourage and congratulate people who have reached twenty years as an age of majority.
National Foundation Day: Feb 11.
This was the day when the first Japanese emperor was crowned in the year of 660 BC.
Spring Equinox Day: Mar 22.
This is the holiday when people worship ancestors and visit graves during the week of the spring equinox.
Showa Day: April 29.
This is the birthday of former Emperor Showa.
Constitution Day: May 3.
This is a national holiday that is created to remember the new constitution.
Greenery Day: May 4.
This day is celebrated in order to be grateful to the nature and its blessings.
Children’s Day: May 5.
This is a day that honours the children and a day to make plans for their happiness.
Ocean Day: July 19.
This is one of the most recent national holidays and it is created in order to celebrate and show gratitude to the oceans.
Respect for The Aged Day: Sep 20.
This national holiday shows respect to the elderly people and celebrates long life.
Autumn Equinox Day: Sept 23.
This is the time to honour ancestors and remember the dead during the week of Autumn Equinox.
Health and Sports Day: Oct 11.
This was the date when the Olympic Games in Tokyo were opened in the year 1964.
Culture Day: Nov 3.
This is a day for promotion of peace, freedom and culture.
Labor Thanksgiving Day: Nov 23.
This national holiday is created to honour working class.
Emperor’s Birthday: Dec 23.
This is the birthday or the current emperor. If there is a new emperor, this national holiday will change its date.