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How I Ended Up In the Middle of This Ill Never Know  

How I Ended Up In the Middle of This Ill Never Know

I'm Big In Japan

December 7th 2007
The Bullet train ride up from Kyoto to Tokyo was like ticking off one of the final boxes of things I wanted to do on this trip. The Nosomi express was incredible fun, with the scenery of a two and a half hour trip flashing past the windows like a video screen on fast forward. My mate Dan once said that the Dutch double-decker trains were like the Rolls-Royce of locomotives - debatable - but if t ... 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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