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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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Fun Race

(MON) June 1nd, 2020

6:00 p.m. The entry list for Yasuda Kinen is awesome. Great horses are entered led by Almond Eye.

On the list are Admire Mars, Indy Champ, Gran Alegria, Tower of London, Danon Kingly, Danon Premium, Normcore, Mister Melody... G1 winners count up to an awing 10! I'm not sure how many of them would actually make it to the race since there might be horses scratching off, though only 17 horses are entered up until now so there's even room for another.

Almond Eye usually doesn't bring dark horses along but this is going to be a fun race to call.

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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 June

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in June. Too bad.

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.