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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


(THU) May 28th, 2015

5:37 p.m. The barrier draw for Japanese D'erby has been announced and I realize it's already Thursday!

Haven't done anything yet though the weekend is approaching, approaching quite quickly. I get panic-stricken and start worrying that Duramente might even win the race.

I need to stay calm. A cool head is what I need to win the race. Come to think of it, I hadn't done much by Thursday last week before Japanese Oaks. But isn't that why I had to wrap up my call in a mad rush and eventually lost the race? Aaaaaarrrrrgh! No, no, calm down and relax. I've still got a couple more days.

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 May

  • May 3rd (SUN)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 4th (MON)
  • Greenery Day
  • May 5th (TUE)
  • Children's Day
  • May 6th (WED)
  • Makeup Holiday


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.