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15 January, 2018: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 8 January, 2018: Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no Hi) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old (二十歳 hatachi)) over the past year, and to … Continue reading

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1 January, 2018: New Years Day

New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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25 December, 2017: Christmas Day

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally “Christ‘s mass“) is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world.  A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, 23 December, 2017 – 4 January, 2018: Winter Break

Target English Center (TEC): will be closed 23 December, 2017 to 4 January, 2018 for the winter Holiday season.  Enjoy the break.   We will resume classes from 5 January, 2018. Happy Holidays and please have a wonderful and prosperous New … Continue reading

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23 December, 2017: The Emperor’s Birthday

The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日 Tennō tanjōbi) is a national holiday in the Japanese calendar. It is currently celebrated on 23 December. The date is determined by the present Emperor‘s birth-date.  Emperor Akihito was born on this date in 1933.

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TEC Holiday, 23 November, 2017: Thanksgiving Holiday

Target English Center (TEC) will be closed 23 November, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.                 Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  

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TEC Holiday, 23 November, 2017: Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日 Kinrō kansha no hi)

Labor Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日 Kinrō kansha no hi) is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place annually on November 23. The law establishing the holiday cites it as an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks. Events are held throughout … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, August 6 – 19, 2017: Summer Vacation

In Japan, the summer vacation generally lasts from late July to early September, and due to the way education in Japan is structured, it takes place within a school year. Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. … Continue reading

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TEC Holiday, July 17, 2017: Marine Memorial Day (Sea Day)

The day was known as Marine Memorial Day (海の記念日 umi no kinen bi) until 1996. Communications Minister Shozo Murata designated the holiday in 1942 to commemorate the Meiji Emperor and his 1876 voyage in the Meiji-Maru, an iron steamship constructed … Continue reading

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