Starting to feel the cold? It’s been a (relatively) mild winter so far, but Ishikawa snow and storms can last through March. Brace yourselves–winter’s still here.
Staying Healthy and Happy
Lifehacker on Avoiding the Winter Blues
Flu Prevention from the CDC
Life Outside the Kotatsu
Upcoming Festivals and Events (Japanese)
Hakusan Snowman Festival, Feb. 8th t0 10th, 2013. If you contact the Hakusan International Association by January 31st, you can reserve a spot on a special tour bus for foreign residents and visitors. The cost of the bus tour is 1,000 yen. See the 2013 Snowman Festival Tour Flyer for details.