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Mukade attack!

September 9th 2011
One of the bugs us newbies to Japan were warned about within a few weeks of getting here are Mukade. I'd never heard of them before, but this is basically the Japanese giant centipede. Back home I've always thought centipedes were kind of cute with their multitude of little legs.....but I now have a new and unpleasant perspective. Here is the description of the Mukade: "Their reputation ... 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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