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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

Getting Harder

(TUE) November 12th, 2019

6:39 p.m. I was surprised to see that the rider of Indy Champ has changed to Kenichi Ikezoe from Yuichi Fukunaga. Fukunaga has been riding Indy Champ both in training and on the tracks and won Yasuda Kinen. Then why are they changing the rider?

It seems like Fukunaga had done a blunder and got a suspension penalty. Oh, no.

But then, the following article about Omega Perfume got me more worried. Omega Perfume has been officially announced to run in Champions' Cup with Lanfranco Dettori as the rider. Aw, they'd taken the JBC Classic loss quite seriously. Things are getting harder for Mirco these days.

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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 November

  • November 3rd (SUN)
  • Culture Day
  • November 4th (MON)
  • Makeup Holiday for Culture Day
  • November 23rd (SAT)
  • Labor 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.