So you are planning for a trip to go to Japan? Well, that is awesome. So you have your tickets ready and your bags are packed. But there is one other thing you need to check. Which are your shoes. In a country filled with tradition and a weather than can be too cold or too hot at times, having the right shoes at the right place and weather can ease your hassle of having to swap around and re-lacing your shoes all the time and avoid the awkwardness with the locals because no one wants to be highlighted as a Gaijin or outsider more than you already are. Here are some tips.
It really depends on how long you are staying in Japan for and what weather is it during that time. With this, you can have a better idea on what kinds of footwear you can bring and how many and in what time of the year.
If you are staying for One Week during Summer bring one pair of sandals or any closed toe sandals like Crocs but do not wear flip flops and also one pair of any closed to shoe. During Fall season carry a pair of sandals but again, no flip flops and one pair of closed shoes. During Winter, one pair of boots that are effective in snowy conditions will help and another pair of ankle high shoes or boots and in Spring, one boots and a closed toe shoe will be fine.
Since you will be standing for long hours, visit bestwalkingfeet.com to find shoes that are perfect for standing all day.
If this is going to be a much longer trip of about two to three seasons, you obviously have to bring more like during Summer to Fall, you have to have 2 pairs of sandals and 2 pairs of comfy shoes. During Fall up until Winter one pair of sandals is fine, 2 pairs of shoes and a pair of boots that are effective in snow. However during Winter to Spring bring a pair of boots for snow, one pair of closed toe shoes and another pair of ankle boots. During Spring until Summer one pair of boots will do, two pairs of closed toe shoes and one pair of sandals and still no flip flops. But the sandals are optional if your luggage is too heavy.
For the long haul of a year’s stay. Bring two to three pairs of sandals during summer, one pair of crocs but its optional, one to two pairs of dress shoes if you have formal meetings, about two pairs of closed to walking shoes or ankle boots, and then a pair of sneakers for everyday wear, one pair of boots for cold weather days and snow boots because it can snow really hard in Japan.
As tourists, expect to walk a lot during your visit. So, arm yourself with the right type of walking shoes. This is especially important if you have flat feet. Walking with the wrong shoes when you have flat feet can be very uncomfortable. Find the right shoe wear for flat feet here http://bestwalkingfeet.com/good-shoes-for-flat-feet/ before travelling to Japan.
If you plan on staying in Japan for long periods of time, you’d rather buy from where you are coming from because if you are a larger person, getting shoes in your size might prove very difficult for you. So save yourself the trouble and buy before coming to Japan. Also, if you are going to be carrying a beater shoe, better buy another pair of that because you will be doing a lot of walking in this country and its better to be safe and have a back up pair.
For a long time now, examinations in schools usually fall under the hottest times of the year. It is only been recently that air conditioning has been found as a very important factor as far as learning is concerned but if you are going to look back in the olden days, better if you can relate, to the countless hours you have endured in humid classrooms wishing that the class will end already and when it does, you find yourself sweating profusely, sticky all over while still hearing your teacher’s voice in your ears. It is just unfortunate, knowing this day and age of technology that there are still kids out there enduring the same thing sitting in classrooms in utter discomfort and at the same time trying to pass something so important which is their exams.
Air conditioning in schools nowadays will, first and foremost, keep your students, teachers and staff comfortable and in turn the teachers will have more time to focus on teaching the students and students can then focus on learning. There are a lot of schools out there that have limited space and with even more overcrowded classrooms, this can make the lack of space insufferable to some students especially the little ones that can become distraught and even sick due to excess heat. For temporary learning areas, the availability of portable air conditioners is the solution. The perfect answer to any classroom that needs specific needs for air conditioning and in whichever space it is required. This however is just a small step towards the ultimate solution which is an air conditioning system for the entire school which will undoubtedly cause nothing but good things for everyone who gets to use it.
However to some nations having a warm climate is quite a normal thing, but everyone is aware of the constant rise of the ocean’s temperatures due to global warming and also heat waves. So that only means one thing, that the world is getting hotter and hotter.
Air conditioning for schools is surely a huge investment. But an investment that will pay dividends in the long run in terms of improved school environment, significant increase in air quality, greener operations and more control over the system that will make it more efficient as per using the air conditioning system.
Installing the right air conditioning in schools will only bring positive results. By installing it with the help of professional engineers in a fine tuned and precise manner, that will make it nothing but timely. With the right experience, they will be choosing the perfect product for the school for a much cheaper but greener materials and will emphasize on silence, efficiency, and durability that is just right for educational institutions. After when it is all said and done, the positive side will immediately show by improving the health of students, teachers and staff with asthma and even hay fever. In any establishment accidents tend to happen 25% more often if the temperature is at 24 degrees or more and the productivity dips more than 15%. So do the math and you will see its benefits in the long run.