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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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Tips About Deodorant

(FRI) July 21st, 2017

1:54 p.m. Another steaming day. Walk out under the sun for 10 minutes, no 5, and sweat will start trickling down your neck... I had to bring an extra T-shirt so I could change.

For those who sweat profusely like myself, here's some tips I found about deodorant. If you think you smell, the most effective way to prevent that is to change your clothes. Because it's the clothes that smell, not yourself. The smell is caused by bacterium that let out distinctive smell when they multiply, and these bacterium literally MULTIPLY in wet and warm condition like clothes wet with sweat. And the thing is, they keep multiplying to spread from the armpits of your sleeves to the shoulder or the back while letting out what we call body odor. So the simplest and most effective way to prevent this is to change to a new shirt.

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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 July

  • July 17th (MON)
  • Marine 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.