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May 8th 2012
I just realized that I wrote a blog entry on the rest of our time on Shikoku Island -- and forgot to post it. We're in Tokyo today on the LAST day of our trip -- here's what I forgot: If you’ll find a map of Japan, look in the southwest of the country for an island called Shikoku, longer than it is wide, with no really large cities. We’re spending three weeks traveli ... 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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