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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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(THU) October 20th, 2016

4:45 p.m. The barrier draw for Kikka-sho has been announced.

Satono Diamond is in post number 3, Dee Majesty in 6, Mickey Rocket in 8, Air Spinel in 13, Jun Vulcan in 17 and Mount Robson in 18.

The would-be favored horses both got in the inner posts. Think that's better than drawing outmost post numbers like 17 or 18 considering the course, but it might become disadvantage to Deep Impact descendants, as they can't perform well when forced to hit the brake when speeding up. However, inner posts can become an advantage especially when the track condition becomes soft, and rain is predicted for Osaka on Sunday... Will need more time to process information and think.

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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 October

  • October 10th (MON)
  • Sports 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.