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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

(WED) October 22nd, 2014

2:59 p.m. I have got tons of things to do, so was only able to take a peek at Eishin Hikari's profile.

Many horse race fans might already know him as he seems to be the most searched horse according to, but Eishin Hikari is a 3-year-old colt who has run in Ireland Trophy, a 2,000 meter turf race in Tokyo race tracks last Sunday. What was impressive about this horse was that not only did he win the race taking the lead from start to wire, but he also bolted off the course to the outside in the last stretch and still won by 3 lengths. Tokyo race tracks are said to be difficult to win especially, for front runners.

Another thing is that Eishin Hikari has been winning five races in a row since his debut, which means he has never lost. His race record makes me think he can do quite well in the top category. Combined with his unoque character, Eishin Hikari seems to have joined my favorite horse list in a while.

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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 October

  • October 13th (MON)
  • Sports 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.