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James on the Ferry

Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan

November 28th 2009
Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan Today I went bike riding on Ie Jima with my friend James. Despite some slight hick-ups along the way ("adventures", as I like to call them), we had such a great time! We met up a little after 8 am, set up the bike rack on my car, and headed for Port Motobu. We made a brief detour on the way to the island so we could pull out some yen from an ATM. We were ... read more
Asia » Japan » Okinawa

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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