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Dead Tree at Mt. Uzu  
   

Dead Tree at Mt. Uzu

We got a cable car to the top and then walked for an hour round the crater. It last erupted in 1978 - destroying much of the town, the ghostly charred shell of which can still be explored.
The Great Bagel Hunt

October 11th 2006
Japan is well known for its seafood. This can cause problems for two people who find this form of food more than a little unpalettable. I think our sea food experiences stretch to fish fingers and, of course, fish and chips. Basically, we like it when what we're eating isn't recognisable as having once been a living creature. If its got limbs, fins or eyes we tend to steer clear. For this particu ... 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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