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Bye Bye Kobe

Sailing away
Peace Boat: Around the world over Sea

September 18th 2008
September 13 10 days at sea After greeting 900 passengers and escorting them to the check in counter aboard the TSS Topaz AKA: the Peace Boat, we were finally ready to say sayonara to Japan. We departed Yokohama under a colorful sky of streamers. With the sun blazing, music blaring, and hundreds of people gathered on the dock waving goodbye to our ship. Champagne in hand 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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