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For Better Understanding, Communication and Relationships

What kind of country is Japan? This site aims to become a guide to Japan and Japanese culture by introducing various information about Japan, from basic information such as its location, climate, transportation, food, language and manners, to whats and whys about the local traditions and customs.

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Pleasant Sales Call

(THU) February 23rd, 2017

2:23 p.m. Sales calls tend to be annoying usually, but I had a pleasant call today.

The salesperson on the other end was a jolly fellow saying he had a great offer for my smartphone. I told him politely as I always do with sales calls, that I was on a very cheap plan and had no intention of changing it. Most of the time I hear sighs of disappointment after that, though this jolly fellow was different. He said, "Oh, I'm pretty confident that I can offer you a cheaper deal!" I nearly laughed out loud to hear him say that with a happy, give-it-a-shot-won't-you tone. Not to mention I declined saying, "Well, I'm pretty sure I can beat yours."

He returned an "aw" and "Please call us if and when you change your mind," and we hung up the phone both in a pleasant tone. I'm pretty sure he would make good sales.

The End


Food Catalog

Cream Anmitsu
Cream Anmitsu

Fed up with the heat? Here's a nice cold Japanse-style sweets to cheer you up! Cream Anmitsu is a delux version of Anmitsu, Kanten(Japanese gelatine) jelly and fruits with ice cream topping and Kuromitsu caramel sauce poured over it. And what's great, it's low calorie!


Holidays of February

  • February 11th (SAT)
  • National Foundation Day


Watch out for "SAMURAI" Tamesue!

'People' would like to cheer and support someone who is working hard to achieve his or her goal. This time 'People' would focus on Japanese "Samurai" hurdler Dai Tamesue who recently went into a full-fledged training for the Peking Olympics.


airframe seen from side
Manned flight by oxyride dry-cell batteries project

The Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with Panasonic, has led the project 'Manned Flight by Oxyride Dry-cell Battery' into the world's first success. On July 16th this year (2006), they made success in a trial of manned flight using commercially available oxyride batteries, in a project that they had been bringing forward together.