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One more shot of the gate - hey, get out of my picture Rob! You bastard!
Hiroshima: It's Da Bomb!

November 17th 2006
Ugh, that's a terrible segway, isn't it? Whatever, it’s true: Hiroshima is the bomb. I’ll explain in a bit, but I want to talk about Kyoto first, since Rob and I went there before we got to Hiroshima. Kyoto was much different than Tokyo, and I can’t really say I enjoyed it. If you’re a temple freak, you will love it here - there are tons of temples to check out. Personally, I love t ... 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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