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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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Second Favored

(TUE) May 22nd, 2018

2:02 p.m. It's no big surprise that Danon Premium who skipped Satsuki-sho is being the most favored, most horse race fans would agree he is a great horse. But I haven't been checking out the 2nd favored horse that won the Mainichi-hai. The name's Blast Onepiece.

According to some articles, it seems his schedule that otherwise look less-experienced has been carefully planned out. Blast Onepiece has only raced three times in his short career though haven't lost a race. The results are not the point, though, the important thing is that he has less damage and already proved his high potential for Tokyo 2400m. No wonder he's the second favored in the win odds.

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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 May

  • May 3rd (THU)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 4th (FRI)
  • Greenery Day
  • May 5th (SAT)
  • Children's 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.


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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.