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Senso-ji, Tokyo

Getting Down in Chinatown

March 7th 2008
I have always liked visiting the different Chinatowns throughout the world. There is something about them that interests me and whether I am in Bangkok, London, New York or Yokohama, the local Chinatown is always on the top of my list of places to visit. I like the markets, the food, the crowds of people, and the lively atmosphere that these small districts always tend to contain. And Yokohama wa ... 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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