fall foliage forecast for 2017
Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)
when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):
Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):
Christmas lights :
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)
snow and ice festivals (Japanese version only)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
the anniversary of the end of the Pacific War
On this day in 1945, Japan made an unconditional surrender, which led to the end of the Pacific War. The annual Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead is held on this day.
In South Korea, August 15th is a public holiday to celebrate liberation from Japanese rule.