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(WED) April 17th, 2024

8:18 p.m. I need to get started with preparing for Yomiuri Milers' Cup held this weekend. I have a lot on at the moment that I barely managed to type in the names of the horses entered in this race.

Lately, I've been into this language learning app in which you make corrections for people who are trying to learn your mother tongue. The fact that your correction could be of help to someone else has grabbed me, and now I'm almost obsessed with it.

Tasks have been pending and even piled up before I started using the app and now I'm losing sleep. This is not good, definitely not good. Must improve my condition by next week as Tennosho waits right after Milers' Cup.

Wait, wait! Should I rather go for Fukushima Hinba Stakes? Aw, it runs Saturday, darn!

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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 April

    April 29th (MON)
  • Showa 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.