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Thanksgiving in Hiroshima

December 2nd 2007
We travelled to Hiroshima for this Thanksgiving by Shinkansen (bullet train). The 900+ km were covered in a quick 4 hours. The weather was a little bit cold and windy but we were lucky not to have any rain, which gave us some great views of Hiroshima, Myajima and Iwakuni. Hiroshima is a modern city with a "western" grid layout, which of course is all new due to the total devastating destruction in ... 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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