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Cherry blossom

A close-up of a cherry blossom
The Japan experience

April 2nd 2010
Friday, April 2nd 2010 Today is the day I have been waiting forever: I finally go to Japan! I am at the San Francisco airport right now. It's 11.30am, my flight is going to be at 1.05pm. I really did not plan this vacation as much as I wanted and omitted many details. Only yesterday I went to Bank of America to change some dollars in Japanese Yen (I have 89,000 yen in my pocket, wh ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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