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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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Barrier Draws for Asahi-hai

(FRI) December 19th, 2014

3:14 p.m. The barrier draw for Asahi-hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin has been announced, though again, I have no idea which horse might be gaining attraction, so will just skim the top five off the win odds chart.

Danon Platinum, the most favored is in post number 2, Ash Gold, Orfevre's sibling is in 9, Clarity Sky is in 14, Bright Emblem in16 and Navion in 8. There aren't any horses that seem to stand out at the moment. If the track conditon stays dry and firm, Danon Platinum might perform well, but it's hard to imagine Ebina winning a grade one two weeks in a row, so perhaps he won't win.

Anyway, can't be fiddling with it now as I've got other things pending.

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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 December

  • December 23rd (TUE)
  • Emperor's Birthday


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.