Heading to Shiogama August 23rd 2011 Hello everyone!
As I said in my first post, I went to the MOFA at 10am. The meeting was very straightforward, and the people were extremely nice. (I won't bore you with all the details of the meeting.)
After the meeting, I headed off to Tokyo station where I planned to take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Sendai. To my surprise, the first shinkansen was fully booked to Sendai so I had to ... read more
Asia » Japan » Miyagi » Shiogama 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
I am a JET program Alum who has been given the chance to return to my former city, Shiogama, and surrounding areas, which were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred March 11, 2011. This blog will follow my week-long trip in Japan as I visit former schools and reconstruction sites.... full info