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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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Further Investigation

(WED) August 17th, 2022

4:00 p.m. About post numbers one (or two) performing well in Sapporo Kinen.

Since 2016, horses starting from either post number one or two has been finishing within 3rd place up until 2020. That's 4 years in a row and why I can't just let it pass by without further investigation.

Horses that finished within 3rd place all had won first to third place in a G1 or 1st to 2nd place in a G2. Others have lost although they've drawn the lucky post.

For your information, last year's lucky draw went to Stay Foolish but the horse suddenly developed atrial fibrillation to pull up during the race. It wasn't serious, though Stay Foolish is well, he'd be reaching France by now to run in the Arc this year.

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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 August

  • August 11th (THU)
  • Mountain 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.