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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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Lunch Overseas

(MON) April 21st, 2014

3:51 p.m. Cow and I have been talking about a typical lunch in western countries, and we came to the conclusion that we'd both prefer a Jpanese lunch, if we were to choose from the two.

Japanese tend to have a harsh eye of evaluation for food, and although I've enjoyed eating hot dogs, chilli beans, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese macaroni in the U.S. when I was there, I doubt if I could live only on them now. I have a hunch I'd miss things like cooked rice, miso soup, natto, sashimi, etc., etc.

I've alaways felt grateful for being able to eat good food here, for a pretty reasonble price. For exmple, you can buy yourself a nice Obento (box lunch) with cooked rice and at least three other sidedishes for 390 yen, sometimes even in 290 yen. If this isn't what you call a blessing, then what is?

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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 April

  • April 29th (TUE)
  • 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.