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Tropical storms to the left of me, typhoons to the right

Hi blog. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, or in one of those countries whose news stories are all sports reports, eastern Japan was hit by the worst flooding on record. We were not affected here.  Sure, … Continue reading

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How hot?

Hi blog. The weather continues to make the news here (often sports and weather are deemed more newsworthy than actual news…) as the hot weather continues. From the Asahi Shimbun: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201508040052 Tokyo marks record 5th straight day of heat wave … Continue reading

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Snow – the saga continues

Well, we can forget about that earlier blog entry’s claim for the heaviest snow in 20 years! The snowfall on Friday was not only heavier here, it was followed  by a few hours of rain on Saturday, which makes the … Continue reading

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Snowed Under

Hi blog. It’s a public holiday today, but I have a feeling that I’ll be doing more of what I was doing on the weekend – shovelling snow! It seems hard to believe that we had March/April maximums at the … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Cross-Linguistic Nomeclature – What’s (not) in a name?

I’ve been way too quiet on the blogging front over the last few months.  Finding things to write about can be tricky, especially without a good camera and the time to find that perfect shot, not to mention the weather … Continue reading

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Haru Ichiban

Between early February (the beginning of spring on the lunar calendar) and the equinox, there is usually a gale from the south bringing warmer and more humid air over the archipelago. This gale or storm is commonly known as haru ichiban (春一番). … Continue reading

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Hail Me!

You’re never too old to learn. As spring approaches, relatively warm air currents blow up from the south, but for the next month or so we can expect gales as high and low pressure cells battle it out across the … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

After more than a month it finally rained – then snowed, then rained again – yesterday. What may be surprising for people in other climes is how the weather functions in this part of the world.   Tokorozawa receives over … Continue reading

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