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Refugee Tourist

May 28th 2011
We came to see as much as we came to flee. We came ,not only because we wanted to, but because we had to. We were tourists and we were refugees, fleeing an invisible, inexplicable danger. We did not know whether we ran from fear or out of fear. And fear was all around and afflicted all. To be sane in this fear epidemic was insanity. People ran out of fear, they bought up food on shelves, drain ... 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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