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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

Go Kei, Go!

(SUN) January 25th, 2015

7:54 p.m. Gold Ship has lost miserably in AJCC and the reason is clear. How many times do I have to say that that horse should not be swung around the outside unless the lap is murderously high? I am very sad to see such a good horse, tough horse being wasted its talents.

Will have to cheer up watching the recorded game of Kei Nishikori. He has won his third match and made it to the top 16 in Australian Open. He's into his 2nd week in the grand slam! Go Kei, GO!

7:59 p.m. Have just seen an ad of Australian Open on NHK. They're broadcasting Kei's 4th match against Ferrer tomorrow from noon. How am I going to watch it?

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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 January

  • January 1st (THU)
  • New Year's Day
  • January 12th (MON)
  • Coming of Age 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.