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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Hokudai/Cast 109: What is Golden Week?

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Tae Kwon Do is originally from Korea and the parts mean 'strike or break with the foot' (Tae) and 'strike or break with the hand or fist' (Kwon) and 'method' (Do). Every year Hokuriku University invites a Tae Kwon Do group from Korea to demonstrate their sport and it is quite amazing. They jump pretty high and split wood being held by another person who is standing on the shoulders of another person. (There are both men and women in the group.)

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What is Golden Week? A series of Japanese national holidays that all fall in a nice row about from April 29 (Showa Emperor's birthday) to May 6th (Children's Day.) During the week people go to their hometowns or tourist resorts or other countries. The freeways, train stations, and airports are very busy.

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