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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

2017 Japanese D'erby

(SAT) May 27th, 2017

4:43 p.m. I've finally sent the translation to my client, though I'm drained. I'm terribly sorry, but I haven't been able to focus on calling D'erby and as a result, haven't decided which horse to buy yet.

So far, I've reached up to the point to consider it must become a tough situation for the most favored, Admirable. I'm thinking of putting him on the third place, as there has been horses from the outmost post coming in third place in the past. Still, I'm rather reluctant to do so.

Other horses from Aoba-sho I think, is unlikely to perform better in a higher category, and horses that performed well in Satsuki-sho might have certain damage left. That leaves horses that didn't perform well in Satsuki-sho, and some other ones from other prep-races. Again, sorry but this is as far as I got this week.

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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 May

  • May 3rd (WED)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 4th (THU)
  • Greenery Day
  • May 5th (FRI)
  • Children's 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.