Spring is almost here
February in Japanese has various meanings such as “the month when the snow begins to melt”, “the month blessed wind or Spring breeze”, “the month when trees start to sprout”, and “the month which provides good fortune for any new endeavor”. All of these names are beautiful and evoke the joys of Spring.
The year began with a major natural disaster along the north coast of Japan and a tragic air accident, which reminded us how precious it is to have an ordinary and peaceful life. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those who were affected by these disasters and sincerely hope they can resume their ordinary and peaceful lives soon.
The season of Spring is just around the corner. May your Spring be blessed with good health and happiness.