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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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Awaited Barrier

(FRI) November 17th, 2017

2:17 p.m. The awaited barrier draw has been announced, so let's take a look.

Black Moon in post number 1, America's CUp in 2, Youngman Power in 3, Sungrazer in 4, Satono Aladdin in 5, Danon Major in 6, Red Falx in 7, Maltese Apogee in 8, Reine Minoru in 9, Kluger in 10, Air Spinel in 11, Isla Bonita in 12, Grand Silk in 13, Garibaldi in 14, Moon Crest in 15, Win Gagnant in 16, Jo Strictly in 17 and Persian Knight in 18.

Kluger and Sungrazer both seemed to have made it through the draw. Wonder how Cow would call the race tomorrow, tee-hee.

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 November

  • November 3rd (FRI)
  • Culture Day
  • November 23rd (THU)
  • Labor 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.