Tag Archives: summer

On Turning on the Japanese Air Conditioner

There’s nothing simple about turning on an air conditioner in Japan.

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On Writing About Rain in Japan

It’s tsuyu, rainy season, a designation determined by a group of experts without regard to actual rainfall. It rained once on the day after they had declared the end of rainy season, and that rain was designated non-rainy season rain. … Continue reading

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