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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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A Happy Surprise

(TUE) September 19th, 2017

2:35 p.m. It was a happy surprise when I pulled up the ranking page our website is entered, and discovered that it suddenly appeared on the 6th place last Saturday. It was the first time we'd ever made it to the top 10. We were still ranked in the 9th place as of this morning.

I don't know whether it was thanks to the horse race fans or the English fans, but anyway, thanks to you all for pushing us to the top ten. Come to think of it, we started from rank sixty-somethingth. I've learned that my 4086 days of consecutive writing was worth something. Thanks again, everyone.

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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 September

  • September 18th (MON)
  • Respect for the Aged Day
  • September 23rd (SAT)
  • Autumnal Equinox 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.