Jan 312014

Good morning from the Itoigawa Global Geopark!

The weather has been unseasonably warm here as of late, with some days feeling more like spring than winter. Normally characterized by meters of snowfall, this year’s winter has seen mostly heavy rain. While the warm weather and lack of snow underfoot certainly makes life easier for the people of Itoigawa, there’s something a little sad about a winter without snow.

Now, I’m writing this to share some exciting news:

Five Oh Oh!We’ve hit 500 likes on the Itoigawa Global Geopark Facebook Page! If you’ve liked us on Facebook, thank you so much for your support! If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, what’s stopping you? The Itoigawa Global Geopark Facebook Page is probably the best place to get the latest information about the Itoigawa Global Geopark!

Finally, I’d like to introduce an event happening in Itoigawa tomorrow at the Jade Kingdom Centre (the tourism centre located beside the Itoigawa Station):

As part of the Itoigawa Geopark Lecture Series, we are presenting:

“No formality! Yoshimoto-style Communication!”

Yoshimoto CommunicationDon’t let the fact that it is part of a lecture series put you off. This is not your typical lecture. It feature two guests: Itoigawa-born comedienne Natsuko Yokosawa and the Niigata-based comedy duo Backscreen! The weather is supposed to be nice this Saturday, so why not come by the Jade Kingdom Centre and enjoy the show? The lecture begins at 1:30pm, entry is free!