Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are starting the season late, but it looks like things are picking up quickly as hurricanes and typhoons are beginning to form one after another in both oceans.
Florida is dealing with an overnight depression that formed just off the panhandle, Invest 91, and preparing for Ana and Bill to arrive as they watch Claudette move up into the southeastern states.
Japan has had one large typhoon come ashore on the mainland so far this year that dumped heavy rain, caused flooding and landslides. Storms this year seem to be carrying a lot of moisture, so prepare yourself for a wet and muggy vacation if you plan to visit Japan during typhoon season.
Read more about the author of this post: Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996. Read more from this author
Dressed in light summer uniforms, Japanese students are heading back to school to see friends. Many are laughing and giggling with the schoolmates as they stand lined on platforms waiting for the train to take them to the place they will spend most of their adolescent years before they begin working full-time. It's exciting now, but in a few days the enjoyment of going to school will be a watward thought of the past. They won't enjoy going to school again until their next break is over, winter, and then once they begin working full-time as they think back over… Continue reading
As rainy season ends, humidity rises and the really hot summer weather begins to set in. Most foreigners have left the area for cooler climates. The only foreigners still in the Kansai area are those who had no other choice but to stay either because they had to work or because they couldn't afford the high summer airfare. Either way, they are going to have to tough it out in heat and humidity. If you are planning to visit in the Kansai region, be prepared to take lots of showers. However, in all reality, it isn't much to worry about… Continue reading
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