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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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Eishin Hikari Sweeps G1

(WED) May 25th, 2016

2:35 p.m. As I was getting ready to go to sleep last night, I saw on the news caption streaming on TV that Eishin Hikari had won Prix d'Ispahan by 10 lengths.

This morning, I checked the video and confirmed it had been an easy win for the horse. I do not know the details about this race track Chantily, though am guessing it might have been a smaller course with tighter orners compared to Longchamp. If so, that might have worked as an advantage for Eishin Hikari. Later, I read Yutaka Take's comment that he wanted to try for the Prix d'l Arc de Triomphe with this horse. It might not be such a bad idea after all, if this prestigious race would be run on Chantily.

By the way, Eishin Hikari's name was spelled A Shin Hikari in local racing broadcasting, FYI.

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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 April

  • April 29th (FRI)
  • Showa 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.