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Man VS Beast.....  

Man VS Beast.....

The cultural encounter in Nara

June 16th 2007
We arrived off our first Shinkansen journey impressed with the efficiency, comfort and speed of the Japanese railway system. I guess you wouldn't expect anything less from a country that is truely mad about trains. It seems the whole country is criss-crossed with railway lines which make travel around cheapish (if you have the railpass) and certainly a million times easier that it would be on a bu ... 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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