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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.

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Long Coat Akitas

(TUE) July 26th, 2016

5:07 p.m. Cow has just told me that there are long coat Akita dogs.

The Akita dogs I knew all looked somewhat like giant versions of Shiba dogs, but these long coat Akitas look more like Samoyed dogs, only that they have different-colored coats while Samoyeds are mostly white.

It's a pity they rarely go on the market and are not respected as pure Akita dogs (although they are) just because of their looks. I rather prefer them to the short coat Akitas.

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Caterpillar

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

Holidays of July

  • July 18th (MON)
  • Marine Day

People

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.