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Finding My Happy Place

October 10th 2006
People left me some really good comments after my last posting about Fuji and I just want to say thanks for the support. The couple of weeks following that entry were really tough for me (as some of you know) as I was feeling really homesick. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary - just some feelings of isolation and misunderstanding that made me think more wistfully of home. I’m not sure ... 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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