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Ryoken in the colourful forest  

Ryoken in the colourful forest

The Power of Life over Destruction

November 18th 2008
"Not everything you do is going to be fun" were the words of a Dutch lady in the hostel before we headed to Nagasaki Peace Park and we knew that, we just hadn't put it into words, it's hard knowing you are going somewhere that will upset you. Visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima has been extremely moving and thought provoking; the foremost thought being how was this ever allowed to happen and a hope f ... 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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