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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.

Caterpillar's Murmur

Raising The Hurdle

(WED) August 24th, 2016

2:47 p.m. I'm glad that our prime minister's appearance in a game character's costume has developed excitement and good reputation, but then that only seems to have raised the hurdle for the Tokyo Olympics. As a matter of fact, we have a myriad of problems to tackle; lack of accommodations, the construction of the Olyimpic stadium, transportation, security is another serious matter, and not to mention, countermeasures for the heat and humidity in mid-summer Tokyo.

Today we're having a high of 30℃ which is mild compared to the 36 or 37℃ we had a couple of weeks ago, with the humidity ranging through the day from 84% to 98%, according to Yahoo! Weather.

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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 August

  • August 11th (THU)
  • Mountain 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.