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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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One Thing I Noticed

(FRI) September 17th, 2021

5:55 p.m. Looking at the racing form of Rose Stakes. Yes, the barrier draw has been announced though Centlight Kinen would be anounced later since it's held a day later.

Haven't researched Rose Stakes so can't say much about it. One thing I noticed is that there's only one horse that run both Ohka-sho and Oaks, Art de Vivre. This means that the level of the race might not be as tough as the usual Rose Stakes. Rose Stakes is a trial race for Shuka-sho and annually, top female 3-year-olds start their autumn season with this race.

So it could become a race between horses that performed relatively well in Oaks and the potential new comers that didn't make it to the spring classics. Anyhow, I'd value the aptitude for fast tracks and instantaneous speed if Iwere to buy betting tickets for example, Tagano Passion, Andvaranaut, Cordial, or Art de Vivre.

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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 20th (MON)
  • Respect for the Aged Day
  • September 23rd (THU)
  • 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.