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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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While Waiting

(FRI) July 23rd, 2021

7:09 p.m. The barrier draw for Ibis Summer Dash has been anounced while waiting for the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. Heroic Again hadn't cleared the necessary conditions by the way, let me correct that.

It's tormenting that Lion Boss has drawn post number 12. He's the defending champion of 2019 starting from post number 11 at the time. Last year he finished 2nd starting from post number 13. Who could complain if Lion Boss finished 3rd this year? Additionally, his favority has shot up to the 2nd favored with merely a slight gap between the most favored Modreise. Their positions could switch as we still have a full day to go before the race.

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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 July

  • July 22nd (THU)
  • Marine Day
  • July 23rd (FRI)
  • Sports 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.