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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.

Caterpillar's Murmur

Miya-Kinen Runs

(SAT) March 28th, 2015

2:26 p.m. Tomorrow we're having the spring sprint G1, Takamatsu-no-miya Kinen.

I was going to key Daiwa Maggiore, but decided against it after the barrier draw as he drew the outer barrier. Instead, I'm keying Robe Tissage because she is still fresh after having run only one race this year. A bit of rain is expected, so if the turf condition becomes soft, that also might work in her favor. Others, I still haven't made my final decision yet, but the names currently on my list are: Aerovelocity, Sudden Storm, Majin Prosper, Red Oval, Daiwa Maggiore, Kopano Richard and Straight Girl, just in case.

I am not going to give Cow any advice this time, as he overslept and was late for work this morning. He deserves a punishment.

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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 March

  • March 21st (SAT)
  • Vernal 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.