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How Do We Get To Whatchamacallit-Dori?

September 12th 2011
Everything in Tokyo is bright, loud and a little bit wacky. The television shows are positively absurd, the advertising is - in your face - loud, the signs are blindingly bright, even the labels on food items are colorful and quirky. The fashion is off the hook, the food is plentiful and delicious, and the buildings are chic and modern. And everyone bows... a lot. You bow to say hello, you bow to ... 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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