The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Every year thousands of people flock to parks, malls and other attractions to marvel at the elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa – set up to ring in the holiday spirit with dazzling brilliance throughout Japan.
To curb the infections from COVID-19, the Government of Japan declared the nation’s third state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo Prefectures last week. The status means another quiet holiday vacation the second year in a row.