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View of the Tokyo Tower from our room.
Day 2: Simple Math

October 16th 2009
There is a form in our hotel room that requires us to report any illnesses immediately. By not doing so, a "guest may be subject to punishment". It is the first of many precautions against H1N1 (the swine flu) that we'll see. Being non-compliant Americans, we decide to ignore the form for a day or two. Adrian has a head cold which started the day before we left and blossomed into a really na ... 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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