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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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Rivals Also Getting Ready

(THU) February 22nd, 2018

2:21 p.m. Congrats to the Takagi sisters and their team for breaking the Olympic record and winning women's speed skating pursuit! Your performance was nothing but awesome and I am proud of you all as a Japanese!

While the athletes are fighting their best, last year's Mile Championship champion Persian Knight is training for his first race this season. It seems 1800m could be his specialty, but you never know until the race runs. His Wednesday training seems to have ended in success according to an article, though his rivals are also getting ready for the race, for example, Aerolithe.

It might be tough for Win Bright, but I'll keep cheering.

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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 February

  • February 11th (SUN)
  • National Foundation Day
  • February 12th (MON)
  • Make-up Holiday


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.