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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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Can't Beat Time

(SAT) January 20th, 2018

3:08 p.m. Usually, it would be natural to key Gold Actor for American Jockies' Club Cup. He's a champion horse winning Arima Kinen, and he's alreday proven his potential for this Nakayama 11 furlongs in All Comer. The horse is fresh back from recess and don't have damage from his previous race. Ideal key horse.

But the thing is, even a champion horse can't beat time. I feel it's too risky to take it for granted that Gold Actor would perform well, despite his excellent rider. Instead, I push Danburite as key horse. He needs to win the prize money in order to enter top category races this year, so the crew must have done their best. Plus, it's probabaly better not to go against Mirco for a while. On the wheel would be, Gold Actor not to mention, Shonan Bach and Legend Cellar.

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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 January

  • January 1st (TUE)
  • New Year's Day
  • January 8th (MON)
  • Coming of Age 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.