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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.

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Let's Go, Satsuki-sho

(SAT) April 18th, 2015

2:32 p.m. As a matter of fact, I am still undecided.

I'm still undecided about my key horse for Satsuki-sho. Currently, I'm torn between Satono Crown and Kitasan Black. Basically, I think it is very important to gain a good position in Satsuki-sho. The winner must be in the top five group at the last corner, unless that horse has outstanding potential compared to its competitors, just like in Deep Impact's case.

Satono Crown has a diadvantage of winning the prep race, Yaoi-sho, yet he was fresh back from a break, so perhaps I shouldn't worry so much about his damage. On the other hand, Kitasan Black must have at least a little damage considering he has already run three races this year, still TV Fuji Spring Stakes is the best step for Satsuki-sho. Well, in the sense that the horse might have relatively less damage, Satono Crown would be my key for now.

As for his rival candidates, I hate to be bland but Duramente, Real Steel, Kitasan Black, Beruf and Danon Platina are the names on my list.

The End


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 April

  • April 29th (WED)
  • Showa 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.