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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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Happy Takaraduka!

(SAT) June 25th, 2016

2:57 p.m. So. Thanks for waiting, here's my call for Takaraduka Kinen.

I've narrowed my options down to : Kitasan Black, Cheval Grand, Staphanos, Duramente, Satono Crown, Maria Light and Yamakatsu Ace. Am thinking of keying Duramente in the 1st place, Cheval Grand, Maria Light and Yamakatsu Ace in 2nd, and buy a wheel with the others.

I can't be sure about Kitasan Black, Satono Crown and Maria Light. Expecially Kiatasan. He might be nowhere to be seen, but just for insurance. I'm counting on Ikezoe to daringly take the lead and hang in there till the last minute, even if Duramente comes charging up. All right folks, this is going to be the last spring G1 race. Have a happy Takaraduka Kinen!

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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 June

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in June. Too bad.


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.