The October 2009 edition of “Kia Ora from New Zealand“, which is my student’s blog in Japanese, is now up! (日本語)
Fall is quickly approaching and a recent phone call home reminded me to keep in mind that in the US daylight savings time will go into effect at the end of this month.
How about in your own country?
I did some research on this topic and found some interesting information, especially… regarding the history behind it and also the reasons why some people strongly oppose it.
By the way, for those of us living in Japan this generally isn’t an issue, but were you aware that it used to be?
Check out this month’s Kia Ora article for some interesting information regarding the history of daylight savings time, or what is referred to as “summer time” in Japan.
Ask your students and see if they are aware of the history of daylight savings time in Japan. (サマータイム)
Here is a funny article, in English, describing what happened in Hokkaido last year when some people adopted daylight savings time and others didn’t. (北海道 サマータイム)
Finally, here is an interesting site which provides information on daylight savings time around the world, including a brief summary of its history in Japan, all in English.
Does anyone else have any other interesting facts?
Blog title is: ニュージーランドからKia Ora
Blog link is: ニュージーランドからKia Ora | SmithWeb Soapbox （日本語）
Alessandro “Alex” Stanciu
Smith’s School of English Fuse
月謝制 の スミス 英会話 布施 校