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May 2, 2014

Yuto, the youngest boy in the Yamagata family, got up earlier than usual. His elder sister, Aiko, was still sleeping. It was May 5, Kodomo no Hi (子供の日): Children’s Day in Japan.

April 23, 2014

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April 4, 2014
image source: http://bit.ly/1ou6Zjw

March 20, 2014

Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East for millennia.  Paintings from long lost civilizations bear images of people harvesting dates.  With such a long history, dates and date palms are firmly rooted in the cultures of the Middle East.

February 22, 2014
(image source: UNESCO)

February 15, 2014
YuanXiao Jie, Chinese Lantern Festival, is the holiday Chinese people enjoy the night time scen
January 22, 2014
Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday for the Chinese. (image source:http://bit.ly/1heMIa6)

December 21, 2013

Many Westerners travelling in China are struck by the bizarre English phrases bannered across the t-shirts commonly worn by young Chinese people. The slogans sometimes seem ripped from the pages of English-language fashion magazines.

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