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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

Agnes Tachyon's Descendants

(MON) October 23rd, 2017

3:31 p.m. Still feeling regretful about Clincher.

When you track back Clincher's sire line, you will know that his father Deep Sky was a descendant of Agnes Tachyon. Tachyon's descendants tend to dislike being squashed in the pack, thus performing better starting from outer barriers, or racing with less horses, and also when the track condition becomes soft so that the competitors do not get squashed together, as on firm tracks. Having drawn an inner post and blessed with soft, nearly muddy track condition, it could have been an ideal situation for Clincher.

But the past is the past. Must pull myself together and get ready for Tenno-sho.

The End


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 9th (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.