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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.

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Main Race

(TUE) October 18th, 2022

4:58 p.m. This week's main race at Chukyo is Tokai Stakes, dirt... Nakayama is holding AJCC which I could have won though didn't last year because I didn't buy betting tickets. However, it's pretty clear that Orthoclase is going to be (very) favored and I don't think Last Draft would perform as good as last year.

Perhaps it might be a good chance to conquer my weekness against dirt races. After all, February Stakes is only a month away. Guess I'll sleep on the decision for now.

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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 January

  • January 1st (SAT)
  • New Year's Day
  • January 10th (MON)
  • Coming of Age 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!


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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.