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April 23-24: Ensoku time!

June 1st 2008
Japanese vocab ensoku: school field trip shuugakuryokou: school excursion kofun: Ancient Japanese burial mounds So in Japanese public schools, they have two types of school trips: ensoku and shuugakuryokou. Every grade from elementary to high school does ensoku, which is usually a day trip to a somewhat local place. The youngest of the bunch, maybe 1 ... 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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