Valentine’s Day can be a contentious holiday. Some people revel in the flowers, chocolate and air of romance. My angsty teen self referred to it as “Singles Awareness Day,” and now my spouse just bugs me every year about not wanting to do anything special.
One day out of the year many Japanese nationalist groups and Shinto shrines throughout Japan celebrate a national holiday with parades and ceremonies, while the Japan Teachers Union and other groups assemble and rally in protest of the holiday.
For those of you venturing out in town on Feb. 3, be sure to watch out for flying beans and fleeing ogres. The Japanese celebrate Setsubun, which literally means “change of seasons,” on this day to kick off the preparation for the upcoming planting season.
A video promoting the 2023 Sea Leg Challenge in support of Fleet Week Japan. On Navy installations throughout the Japan region, MWR is sponsoring an event that takes place over three days, March 27 - 29.
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