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Stay alert as typhoon-induced waves wreak havoc at beaches

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14.08.2019

The word “doyo,” which generally means a midsummer period through early August, is used as a prefix for a number of words, such as food.

The first item that comes to mind is “unagi” (eel), and others include “tamago” (egg) and “shijimi” (freshwater clam).

People eat nutritional food when the brutal heat of summer causes one’s appetite and stamina to wane.

Doyo is also a qualifier for weather-related phenomena.

“Nagi” is Japanese for dead calm at sea, and “doyo nagi” means a windless, extremely hot condition.........

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