Monday, January 25, 2010

Attention: Readers

I have continuously written six blogs over the last four months so far. However, I’ll have a short break in writing blogs for the sake of my hectic schedule this year, 2010. I take the education exam to become teachers in July this year, so I decided to spend most of my time on studying for the exam. I am sorry for the temporary interruption. I’ll resume writing blogs after the exam.

Thank you very much for reading my blogs, and hope you will read my blogs again.

I would appreciate if you could keep reading my blogs.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Attention Skiers and Snowboarders all over the world

The ski season is coming at long last, which all skiers and snowboarders have been looking forward to. It’s time to enjoy winter sports.
As Shiga Prefecture is surrounded with lots of mountains, in winter, Shiga becomes a popular place which is crowded with tourists enjoying winter sports. All of the mountains are covered with beautiful and favorable snow for them to go skiing or snowboarding, so almost all of the tourists seem be satisfied with such wonderful snow there and enjoy winter sports. In addition, because of such popular snow on the mountains, not only Japanese people but also foreign people visit ski resorts on the mountains and enjoy skiing or snowboarding.
There are currently nine ski grounds available, and two popular places covered with such nice snow this season are written down below.

Biwako Valley
This is where people can overlook beautiful snowy scenery, which has eight courses enjoyed by all people, who are from beginners to advanced skiers or from adults to children.

Okuibuki Ski Resort
This is one of the most large-scale ski grounds in the Kansai area, which has a big amount of snow now, so people can enjoy the powdery snow.

Baseball Christmas 2009

About thirty professional Baseball players came to the Biwako-Kusatsu Campus of Ritsumeikan University, which is in Kusatsu City, for the Baseball Christmas on December 6, 2009. No less than 23,000 baseball fans took part in the event. The players were all very famous players, such as Takahiro Arai in the team called Tigers, gathered from all 12 professional baseball teams. The Baseball Christmas is one of the biggest scale fan events for fostering contact between players and fans of the professional Baseball Organization, which takes place annually in Japan after the baseball season finishes. Additionally, this was the third event. The fans joining the event all enjoyed talking to the players, playing catch with them, and even playing small baseball with them.

I think this kind of sports event is very precious for fans, because there are few opportunities to have a close contact between players and fans. Therefore, it is the only time that fans can do something together with players and have fun together.