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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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Futon Drier

(MON) August 31st, 2015

3:50 p.m. It's really a nuisance when all you can do is to watch the laundry piling up, not being able to wash it grrrrr. Well, I can wash, but cannot dry them outside. And I don't have a drying machine. Not that I'd use it if I had one.

The idea of iron-drying the wet clothes sounds both too time-consuming and energy-consuming. Is there any other way to dry clo..!! Futon drier! I have this marvelous item called "futon drier," which I've heard someone talk before that it could dry damp clotehs. Hadn't used the machine for a while, but this might work!

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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 August

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in August. Too bad.


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.