Fat men in thongs July 18th 2009 I’ve got a new home town! Nagoya, the 4th largest city in Japan in terms of population, is quite different from Marugame. There are skyscrapers, a library with English books, subway, buses, trains and even its own international airport. So many things to see and do: museums, a castle, shrines, festivals and events!
I moved here before heading to China in June, but was sick and couldn’t do mu ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi » Nagoya 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
One of the best feelings in life is taking that first step, big or small, down a path that leads to the unknown. Discovering a new route home or getting yourself comfortably lost in a foreign environment. It is a strange form of excitement, elation. ... full info