2012年04月26日

Golden Week

Hello ISAAC English readers! Golden Week is next week. Hope everyone can enjoy the holidays!

TOPIC: Golden Week (黄金週間)

In 1948, the National Holiday Laws established nine official holidays.
Many of them fell at the end of April and early May.
Because these holidays were in close proximity (近接近) to each other, it was a perfect time to get away.
With people going out to enjoy this long vacation, the leisure industry (レジャー産業) experienced increased revenues (収入; 収益).
The movie industry especially benefitted from the holiday-filled week.
Ticket sales during this time was the highest in the year; even moreso than New Year's or Obon.
Because of this, Daiei Film Co., Ltd. termed (〜を称する) this week as "Golden Week."

TIP: Summer Movies

Speaking of the movie industry, the summer is when the biggest and usually the most anticipated (最も期待している) movies come out annually (毎年).
This year is no exception (例外でない).
With titles that include the Avengers, Spider Man, Batman, and Prometheus, this summer again looks to be filled with a lineup (ラインアップ; 陣容) of hot movies.
The only problem is when, if ever, will they hit theaters in Japan?
A couple of titles that have already made their way overseas are "Battleship" and "Wrath of the Titans."
If you are a movie lover with time on your hands (暇; 時間がある) during the holidays, these movies will surely make your time golden during Golden Week.

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