Summer/Winter Isn't Over Yet! - JAPAN CRAZE Magazine vol.36 -

It's September now. For those of you living in the northern hemisphere, the enjoyable summer vacation has come to an end, and it's about time for school or work to start soon, isn't it?

Summer Vacation in Japan - For Children and Adults

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, in Japan, it was established by the School Education Law in Meiji 14 (1881) that schools (elementary, middle, and high) would have summer and winter vacations. 

The duration of each vacation varies based on decisions made by the educational boards of each city, ward, and town. For public schools across Japan, the summer vacation period usually spans from the latter half of July to August, lasting around 26 to 42 days.


Japanese Summer Tradition: Fireworks. The photo shows the Sumida River Fireworks Festival in Tokyo, which was held this year for the first time in four years.

On the other hand, when it comes to summer vacation for adults, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reports that the average number of summer vacation days for Japanese companies is merely 4.4 days. In recent times, many companies have been making efforts to improve work-friendly environments and accommodate the diversifying work styles and lifestyles of their employees.

As a result, some companies and individuals might combine statutory holidays (*1) or non-statutory holidays (*2) before or after the summer vacation period, allowing for a summer break of around 1 week to 10 days, depending on the circumstances.

*1: Statutory holidays are leaves that companies are legally required to provide to their employees.

*2: Non-statutory holidays are leaves outlined in employment regulations that companies offer on their own as part of employee benefits.

Reference: Comprehensive Survey of Working Conditions for the Reiwa 4th Year (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Even in September, Japan continues to experience hot days resembling midsummer.

Today, we would like to introduce you to the final useful product of this summer from j-Grab Mall.

Oh, and for those of you living in the southern hemisphere, we've also prepared products to help you enjoy this winter right up to the last moment! Be sure to check them out all the way to the end.


'Drinkable Oxygen' that Obtained Patents in the USA, China, and Japan

Mediscience-Espoir's Espoir WOX® Oxygenated Water contains only water and oxygen as its components. It's a novel type of beverage that allows you to supply oxygen to your body simply by drinking it, just like water. With its ultra-soft, mineral-free water, it's easy to drink. Unlike conventional nano-bubble oxygenated water, you can directly replenish oxygen in your body by consuming it. This unique feature has made it a favorite among many athletes.


Even if you open the bottle, shake it, heat it, or freeze it, the oxygen concentration remains unchanged for 86 months!


WOX® Oxygenated Water is also a solution for hair and skin damaged by the summer sun

CORGRACE WOX Water Face Lotion is an 'oxygen mist toner' containing only water, oxygen, and silver (HT Silver, a proprietary developed enhanced stable silver ion). It's unscented, colorless, alcohol-free, and paraben-free. Not only for the face but also for nails, hair, and scalp—truly an all-purpose mist that can be used on any part of the body.


It's as fine as mist, allowing oxygen and moisture to penetrate every corner of the stratum corneum.

Espoir WOX® Oxygenated Water and CORGRACE WOX Water Face Lotion are products that we highly recommend not only for the summer but also throughout the year.


Non-paraffin & non-fluorine, environmentally-friendly botanical wax

Now, for all of you in the southern hemisphere who want to continue enjoying winter, the wait is over. Introducing Seiko G-SLIDE WAX for sliding For Ski & Snowboard BT-HB and Seiko G-SLIDE WAX for sliding For Ski & Snowboard BT-HC, environmentally conscious non-paraffin, and non-fluorine waxes for skiing and snowboarding. (For winter use)

All the materials used are eco-friendly plant-based components. Thanks to the uniquely developed Carbon Nano Fiber (CNF), these waxes overcome the traditional challenge of 'plant-based waxes being prone to peeling,' providing a durable wax that's less likely to peel off.


The blue BT-HB is an all-round base-use wax, while the red BT-HC is designed for race use.

How was it?

This time, we introduced recommended products for the lingering summer and upcoming winter. Whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere, consider this as a preview for the seasons that will arrive in a few months. Feel free to use this as a reference and get ready to enjoy the winter and summer ahead.


JAPAN CRAZE Store Manager
Naoko Saito
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