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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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Barrier Draws for Japan Cup

(THU) November 26th, 2015

4:14 p.m. Finally, Japan Cup. While I've been fumbling with other issues, the barrier draw has been announced.

Lovely Day in post number 1, Sounds of Earth in 10, Mickey Queen in 11, Gold Ship in 12, Shonan Pandra in 15. Hmmm... what to make of this?

One thing I can say is that post number 1 might not be an advantage for Lovely Day if he has damage from Tenno-sho. I wouldn't have given it a damn if he hadn't won 2 G1 races in a row or if he has been fresh back from recess, but he's not. That leaves me with some risks. As for Gold Ship, it might have been better to draw an inner post, though post number 12 tends to be a lucky barrier on Tokyo turf. Orfevre has won Satsuki-sho from post number 12, when it was run at Tokyo tracks due to the Great Eastern Earthquake, come to think of 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 November

  • November 3rd (TUE)
  • Culture Day
  • November 23rd (MON)
  • Labor 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.