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My Classroom at Karita

My Farewell to Yachiyo

July 31st 2007
Looking back at my 2 years in the small town of Yachiyo, I realize now how many wonderful experiences I had there, and how lucky I was to be a part of rural life in Japan. I remember thinking upon arrival "Oh ****! What have I gotten myself into?!?" But, as time went by the people of Yachiyo proved to me that I had become involved in a great community. It seemed that because I was the only for ... 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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