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Sunrise approaching Tokyo  

Sunrise approaching Tokyo

From Geneva to Tokyo

November 27th 2008
Leaving Geneva I witnessed some stunning views of the nearby snow clad Jura mountains as we began our one and a quarter hour flight to London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. Then, after a short stay, I took the twelve hour flight to Tokyo. As we flew past the north pole, the British Airways flight attendants pointed out to us the Northern Lights which we could see from the left of the plane. This li ... 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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