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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.

Caterpillar's Murmur

Thank You, Prince William

(MON) March 2nd, 2015

4:15 p.m. Yesterday, as I idly spent the hours watching TV, I saw a lot of reports on Prince Williams' visit to the Tohoku area. It made me smile just watching them.

How encouraged those people might have been! Imagine a member of the Royal Family actually visiting you! It's like, "What honor do I owe you, Your Highness?" As they say, actions speak louder than words and Prince William seems to know that very well. Many thanks to all the people who made this happen, and of course to Prince William, for the kindness he's shown to our people. I'm sure his Mum would be very proud of him.

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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 March

  • March 21st (SAT)
  • Vernal Equinox 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.