second entry January 27th 2006 i have now been here for almost 2 weeks. so i'm finding my way around a lot better. there's a busy street outside of our apartment which makes it pretty loud at night sometimes, but so far i don't need any ear plugs.
last weekend i went to issasaki with graham and king (he works at the school with us and is from LA). issasaki is a town close to maebashi but has more night life. we went out for di ... read more
Asia » Japan » Gunma » Maebashi 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