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One Month Mark

May 9th 2012
Today marks one month in Shizuoka. Leaving Australia seems so long ago, and yet it only feels as though a week has passed since I arrived. This morning I decided not to take my bicycle, as the sky was threatening to rain, plus I had to dump my rubbish, and go to the Shizutetsu to grab some lunch. Turns out that the Shizutetsu doesn’t open till 9, so I raced back home, jumped on my bike a ... 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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