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Emiko's mom gave me what I am sure was very expensive grapes (fruit is an esteemed gift in Japan, often ranging from 10-30 US dollars for one piece of fruit) as a present for helping her daughter with the English speech. Look how huge they are! Golf-ball size.
Project Yuge Island: ROUND TWO!

September 30th 2007
Well, year two of project Yuge Island has officially begun! The opening ceremonies have been held, the undoukai has come and gone, and I am now in the midst of the chaos that is fall semester at Japanese schools. It was a bit rough readjusting to my life here again. I had to go to school the next day after my flight back from the U.S. I was extremely jetlagged, and I had caught a cold on top of th ... 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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