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Fireworks over Nagasaki  
   

Fireworks over Nagasaki

Nagasaki

September 9th 2010
When entering Nagasaki, you almost feel as though you are back in Europe. The port and thickly-wooded hills provide the backdrop, as trams effortlessly slide through the streets and exposed wires hang down bustling side alleys. Cafe culture thrives. Lisbon, San Francisco and Naples are all cities that come to mind, and are referred to proudly by locals as points of reference. It is therefore hard ... 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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