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Very, Very Nice! But Wait... I Need to Fly Out Today!!

February 3rd 2008
I actually did not notice the huge snowflakes profusely coming down until I was half through my breakfast at a small lounge on the sixth floor of my hotel. My cue came from other guests who kept glancing in the direction of the windows… A heavy snowstorm is not a common sight in Tokyo, but having one just after a relatively warm day the previous day was really out of the realm of possibil ... 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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