Today is Jan. 10, with Japan having now wound down its holiday celebrations and settled in for another hard year of work, work, work.

Not me. For a peek at the calendar shows there is another new holiday right around the corner — and always will be all year round.

Take tomorrow for example. It's "Salt Day!" Named as such from back in the 1500's, when a Japanese warlord heard his enemy was low on salt and magnanimously sent him some, salt in those days being a valuable commodity.