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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

Out Of The Frying Pan

(TUE) August 22th, 2017

3:11 p.m. The rain has finally stopped, or so it seems.

Up till yesterday, it has rained every single day in Tokyo since we entered August. That has been 22 consecutive rainy days, marking a tie record for the longest consecutive rainy days in Tokyo metropolitan area during August.

It hasn't rained (perhaps, yet) today so far, so I hope the sky would hold since I'm seeing some friends after work. Though the forecast says the heat will be back bringing a high of 36 degrees by the end of the week. Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

The End

Caterpillar

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

Holidays of August

  • August 11th (FRI)
  • Mountain Day

People

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.