Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers in the U.S.A. Enjoy the turkey, football, and pumpkin pie.

All the best,


P.S. Go Steelers!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Labor Day + Thanksgiving ≠ Labor Thanksgiving Day

Hi everybody,

November 23rd is Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日) here in Japan. This holiday's name confuses (混乱させる) some foreigners (外国人) because Labor Day (勤労者の日) and Thanksgiving (感謝祭) are separate holidays in other countries. In the States, Labor Day is the first Monday in September (9月の第一月曜日) while Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November (11月の第四木曜日). So, if a foreign friend asks you about Labor Thanksgiving Day, please be sure to explain that it is one holiday and not two.

Enjoy both today's rest and tomorrow's turkey,


P.S. Did you realize (気が付いたか) that the fourth Thursday in November is tomorrow?