09
FEB
2015

Baby its cold outside

Very cold weather in the last 36 hours (by Aichi standards at least!), and a lot of influenza cases. For winter here, bring warm clothing, including thick socks, boots and a coat, but most importantly remember the wind chill factor. You MUST have wind proof clothing, including head we
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04
OCT
2014

Mount Ontake

Mount Ontake is a volcano on the border of the Gifu and Nagano prefectures. It is famous for the scenery in Autumn, a really popular hiking destination, and not too bad for skiing during the winter either. Unfortunately it erupted last week. Japan is one of the world’s most seis
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09
AUG
2014

Typhoon #11

There have been some emails concerning the strong typhoon (this year’s 11th) currently affecting parts of western Japan. We are not affected by it at all, just experiencing a bit of rain. The projected path of the typhoon is such that by Monday we are expecting clear skies, and
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11
JUL
2014

2014/07/11 Typhoon Warning

The typhoon expected today passed through overnight to our south. Skies are clear, public transport operating normally. All programs are proceeding as scheduled.
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12
FEB
2014

2014/02/12 Heavy snowfalls

2014/FEBRUARY/12 There have been widespread reports of heavy snowfalls in central Japan. The heaviest snowfalls near us have been in the alpine areas of Gifu and Nagano, and in the Tokyo area. We have received quite a few emails and telephone calls from family and friends of our stude
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21
JAN
2014

2014/01/21 Influenza and Vaccinations

2014/JANUARY/21 It is a bit cold outside, and it is influenza season again. The number of patients reached just over 660,000 nationwide last week (Jan 13th-19th), and the peak should arrive during the next 2 weeks. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry says that Okinawa, Miyazaki, Oi
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16
OCT
2013

2013/10/16 Typhoon Warning

2013/10/16 Typhoon Warning Due to strong winds and heavy rain caused by typhoon 26, ALC is closed today. There will be no classes today. 皆さん、お早うございます。暴風警報が出ているので、本日は休校です。 For safety reasons, please stay indoors. 安全のため、外出しないで、うちにいてください。
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