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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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Chances Are

(SAT) October 25th, 2014

2:20 p.m. Man, I'm sleepy as can be since I've only had 4 hours of sleep. I had to drag myself from sleep earlier than usual for the morning meeting, but then it's rescheduled to late afternoon, how's that? I was hoping I could get home a bit early (since I was going to have an early start) so I could spend some time calling Kikka-sho, but they never want to give me enough time, do they?

The win odds for One And Only has slightly raised from yesterday, possibly reflecting the worries that he might be beaten by some other horse in the last stretch and drop to second place, especially after we've seen something similar happen before our eyes only a week ago.

So the question is, whether I should buy One And Only or not? Hmmm. One thing I can say is that he's risky. His weight loss before the prep race seems to be a statement of fatigue to me, just like it was in Nuovo Record's case. I'm thinking, chances are that some other horse can snatch the win.

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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.