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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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Wire to Wire

(MON) September 21st, 2020

4:33 p.m. Babbitt has taken the lead from wire to wire in Centlight Kinen, followed by Satono Flag and Galore Creek. Should have bought trifectas on this one but well, let's not complain since I've won.

Watching the race, I thought the pace could be slow. However, when Kokorono Todai marking Babbitt started to lag, I realized it wasn't that slow. It was a great performance for Babbitt to put a lid on the charging Satono Flag and Galore Creek, as both horses had done well against their generation's top horses this spring.

According to the JRA calendar, Kikka-sho will be held on Kyoto tracks although Queen Elizabeth Cup will not. So the pace and the track condition would be the key for Babbitt to perform well in Kikka-sho. Don't know if he'll be able to beat Contrail since that horse is a high wall to conquer, but I see now there is a chance.

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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 September

  • September 21st (MON)
  • Respect for the Aged Day
  • September 22nd (TUE)
  • Autumnal Equinox 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.