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I Explode Seven Wrong Assumptions about Japan

October 22nd 2011
Ten days weren’t enough to show us all of Japan, but it was enough to explode a lot of stereotypes. Japan has so much to offer that ten days seemed almost an insult, even with first-rate travel professionals to organise the trip. We saw a lot: houses … gardens … temples … galleries … shopping centres … public transport. I quickly let go of a number of inappropriate assumptions I’d ... 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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