Saturday, December 14, 2013

Community spirit remains strong in Japan

The concept of community spirit is alive and well in Japan. Each neighbourhood has it's own character and leadership that ensures everyone is included in activities throughout the year. Summer matsuris, a  softball tournament  three weeks ago, children being taught to use firehoses this morning and a small festival in the park this afternoon.

The role of organising these events falls to the local committee that meets in a community house. Similar houses exist across the towns and cities of Japan, dedicated to supporting the residents and paid for by the ward office. Community spirit remains important in Japan.

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