New Era: 令和

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announcing the name of the new era on April 1st.

When the Japanese Emperor passes away, or in this case, abdicates the throne, the name of the Japanese Era changes. For 31 years, it has been the Heisei (平成) Era. On April 1st, it was announced that the new era name will be Leiwa (令和) from May 1st… and it was no April Fool’s joke either. And on May 1st, the Emperor, who is only a figurehead like Queen Elizabeth and has no reigning power, will retire, and a new era will begin! Just three more days to Leiwa!

Good-bye, Heisei, and good morning, Leiwa!

( Note: Actually, it’s spelled “Reiwa,” but I wrote down “Leiwa” on purpose because it’s easier to pronounce. )

The Typhoon Has Passed…

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Well, thankfully, this year’s 25th typhoon of the Pacific Ocean has passed without leaving much damage here. The typhoon wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. God has kept us safe.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

 

had  “Well, what do you say now, my friends? All’s well that ends well, eh?”                                                                                                                  – Captain Haddock

(Quote taken from Red Rackham’s Treasure)

Here It Comes!

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Timmy, from “Shaun the Sheep”

The raindrops are falling… The winds are coming… The time of the typhoon… has come.

Not much action yet, but I think it is going to get worse. I thank those who are praying.

I thought it might come either Sunday or Monday, but it’s supposed to hit here today (Saturday in Japan).

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☢A Typhoon is Approaching!☢

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Sometime next week we are expecting a very strong typhoon. Quite a few typhoons have been hitting Japan lately. In a few more days, this typhoon is supposed to move at a faster speed than usual. These typhoons can be pretty nasty, as they cause a lot of damage, and there are many casualties recently. By God’s grace, the typhoons’ strong gusts of winds haven’t caused any serious damage towards us. But I will be praying that God will keep us safe from this oncoming typhoon.

 

Meanwhile, let’s see what’s cookin’ up with The Chronicles of N……..