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"Smile for Fukushima" :)  
   

"Smile for Fukushima" :)

One of the lanterns at the memorial service
Fukushima - One Year Later

March 14th 2012
To be honest, it has been difficult for me to wrap my head around the Fukushima disaster that occurred on March 11, 2011. As someone who grew up in the southeastern United States, I have had very few personal experiences with earthquakes and even fewer (ie, "zero") with tsunamis and radiation spills. Thus, while I may not be the most qualified person to discuss the details of the Great Japan Earth ... 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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