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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.

Caterpillar's Murmur


(SUN) May 15th, 2022

7:45 p.m. Thought over and over again to decide not to change my call and luckily, Resistencia has hung on to 3rd place to win me a trio. Sodashi has won despite the avrage pace so my exactas turned to ashes, though Fine Rouge brought me a place win I bet on for insurance.

Thanks to you all, I've finally put a period to my G1 losses. I know I actually have a long way to go since I didn't call Victoria Mile in a practical method, but felt very much relieved. Have been out for my daily exercise listening to Polonaise, Chopin, feeling a bit like a hero marching in triumph. Only a little. Well, I deserve it a little, don't I?

The End


Pick Up

Pocketchange - How to charge your left-over Yen to digital money

If you are ready to leave Japan but have your pocket heavy with leftover Japanese Yen, why not empty your pockets and feel light with Pocketchange?


Holidays of May

  • May 3rd (TUE)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 4th (WED)
  • Greenery Day
  • May 5th (THU)
  • Children's Day

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!


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.