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Hiroshima and Miyajima

November 27th 2007
The most difficult part about visiting Hiroshima, beyond looking at the ruins of the A-Dome and thinking about the destruction of the atom bomb, was visiting the small shrine set up to honour Sakado Sasaki, the girl who died of leukemia at age eleven, whilst she struggle to fold one thousand paper cranes to wish away her disease. From the story of Sadako we have the international symbol of peace, ... 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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