Emperors Birthday

The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日, Tennō tanjōbi) is an annual Public holiday in Japan celebrating the birthday of the reigning Emperor, which is currently 23 February as Emperor Naruhito was born on that day in 1960. It is enforced by a specific law, “The Law for Special Exception of the Imperial House Law concerning Abdication, etc. of Emperor” (天皇の退位等に関する皇室典範特例法) of 2017. This year a celebration […]

Japanese Based Tatsumi opens strawberry production in Clive

Full production is just months away at Tatsumi New Zealand’s strawberry farm in Clive. The Japanese owned company will produce strawberries year round, exporting mostly to Japan. The facility replicates  the company’s Japanese setup, where strawberries can only be grown a few months of the year because of very hot summers. Our temperate climate is much […]