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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

How to Get Out of Slumps

(MON) November 19th, 2018

2:24 p.m. When things don't seem to be working out, there's only one thing to do to get out of the negative spiral. Here's how to get out of slumps, the caterpillar way.

The only thing to do is get back to your routine. In my case, follow the procedures mechanically and systematically, because I tend to get intuitive when things get rough. First, I make a list of things I need to do to achieve the goal I want to. Then, I go through each step one by one systematically and mechanically. This is crucail, to not let any intuitions get in.

By going through such steps and shutting out anxieties, sooner or later you'll get back on the right track to regain your confidence.

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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 (SAT)
  • Culture Day
  • November 23rd (FRI)
  • 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.