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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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Small-Field Race

(THU) October 29th, 2020

4:55 p.m. The barrier draw has already been announced while I've been fumbling with my realtor and Amazon.

Post NumberHorse Name
1Blast Onepiece
3Daiwa Cagney
4Danon Kingly
5Win Bright
7Chrono Genesis
9Almond Eye
10Scarlet Color
11Danon Premium

Eeeerrrmm....Don't know if I should be happy with this or sad. Well actually, there isn't much advantage or disadvantage concerning the post you draw when it comes to a small-field race. If the pace slackens whilst track is firm and fast, the inner-post drawers and the ones that go up front will be slightly advantaged.

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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 October

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in October. 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.