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Nagasaki

January 27th 2008
Nagasaki... some facts... it grew to become an international port city in the 16th century and still retains Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese influences. During Japan's 200 years of national isolationism (17th-19th centuries), it was Japan's only window on the rest of the world. In 1945 it was the site of the second atomic bomb during WWII. We had a sombre afternoon at the Atomic Bomb Museum and ... 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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