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Fuji san

Mt Fuji seen from the Tokaido shinkansen line aboard the Nozomi superexpress, Shizuoka-ken
Tokyo Revisited part I

April 30th 2007
Getting there is half the cost Tokyo lies 1000km east of Hiroshima. A one hour flight connects the two cities but airport connectors, queuing, waiting, and queuing some more quickly becomes four hours, the same time a bullet train takes. And I don't need to book a seat. I just show up at the machine with my credit card, punch in my details and wammo, i am ready to go. Japan invented con ... 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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