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Outside The Station  

Outside The Station

A Weekend Of Day Trips

July 28th 2006
Konnichi wa! I’m writing this from a very cool day in Japan. For the first time, it’s actually comfortable to be outside. The temperature for the past two days has been in the 70s and I love it. Add to that the fact that it’s been in the upper 90s back home in the Midwest, and I am one very happy guy. Last weekend once my cousin Emma got here we immediately went down to the train statio ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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