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I've created a new page on earthquake information. It may not be enough but am doing my best on updates.
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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Before Zoom Meeting

(THU) December 2nd, 2021

6:28 p.m. The barrier draw for Champions' Cup has been announced. Let me run through the draw before my zoom meeting starts.

Post NumberHorse Name
2Casino Fountain
3Aunrise Nova
5Air Spinel
6T O Keynes
7Sunrise Hope
8Suave Aramis
10K T Brave
11Another Truth
13Chuwa Wizard
14Danon Pharaoh
15Meisho Hario
16Cafe Pharaoh

Sodashi has drawn the inner-most post. This might not be good for her since it's her first dirt race and many horses don't like to have sand kicked into their faces. However, looking at it from a different aspect it could be a good draw since Kurofune descendants tend to perform better when starting from inner posts. Chuwa Wizard the most favored has drawn post number 13 but it might not be a problem if he could sweep up the outside like last year starting from post number 12.

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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 December

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in December. Too bad.

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.