News Letter

News Letter

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Dear Customers & Friends
Hello from Japan! This is Kimono Flea Market ICHIROYA's News Letter No91.It is becoming warmer and warmer here in Osaka. Cherry trees are becoming green from pink near our office. Our elder daughter Shoko decided what classes to take at her university, and began to study. Here in Japan, Chinese language class is very popular. Unfortunately there are not enough schools, and very difficult to pass the exam. She had been studied an extra year to pass the exam, but she failed to pass the regularcourse, and passed the night course. She must take several evening lessons, but she can take day lessons without limitation. We think belonging to evening class will make good affection to her. In Japan many students go to the university without having a particular purpose. It has been the same with me when I was a student. After passing the exam many students go to the classes only to graduate and enter good(or famous) companies. Universities in general in Japan are said that entrance exam is very difficult(and need excessive exam study), but easy to graduate. I used to go to classes only three or four days a week, and I graduated.But the school Shoko attends is the university of the foreign languages, and we think most students have strong intentions to learn some foreign languages, which will have good influence on her. At the same time, when we are congratulating her starting new school life, huge anti-Japanese demonstration occurred in China. Protesters say many Chinese believe Japan has never truly shown remorse for atrocities committed during its pre-World War II invasion of China. There are many points of contention for example, prime minister's official visits to Yasukuni Shrine by politicians, educational concept of Chinese government, fair-sized ODA to China and so on. But simply said, I think if Chinese people think so, we must do so. We can not delete the history our grandfather's generation inrvaded China and other Asian countries. I deplore the suffering inflicted upon Chinese and other all Asian people.
Only what I am worried is Chinese public opinion should be shaped with completely free communication circumstances. I feel the both Japan and China should be the mature democracy, but unfortunately our countries cannot be said so. To know each other better, we must learn our histories more and in the more free circumstances.
Anyway we say my daughter that difficulties will increase to travel or study in China, but the learning Chinese must be more important. China is the neighboring country and two countries have strong economic ties. We must struggle more to comuniacte sincerely with China. It may be more difficult, but its must be worth the work than ever.
China is a great country. Our histroy or culture cannot be told without this great country.Our ancestor had learned a lots from this neighbouring country. Characters, cotton fabrics, weaving techniques and most of our cultures have origin in China. And we admire the toughness of Chinese merchant, and we also respect the complete independence in the complicate modern world. We hope the demonstration will cease soon, and two counties begin to make good relationship again.
We are very sorry that the theme of this letter have no relation to kimono. But we can not help writing about this topics. Today we will list some furisode, kimono, karinui fabrics and bolt. We are very happy if you could check them.
**We noticed that some of our e-mails may not be reaching you--- we seem to have not being able to send our e-mails to the address which include ''.There may be some other cases too. We have heard that `Firewall'( or security soft) may be bloking our e-mails or causing some inconvenienceto some of our customers.We wish we could do something at out end, but there seems to be not much we can do.We will be very grateful if you could check about it in case you do not receive e-mails from us.If you could e-mail us(if you could try from another e-mail address which we can e-mail back to)--we will be very grateful also).Thank you very much for your patience and consideration.
Thank you again for reading to the end. We wish you a pleasant week!
Ichiro & Yuka WadaKimono Flea Market "ICHIROYA"
e-mail: info@ichiroya.comaddress: Asia-shoji Bldg.301 1841-1 Nishi 1 chome Wakamatsu cho Tondabayashi city Osaka 584-0025 JAPANTEL&FAX ****( international number ) - 81-721-23-5446


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