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Top of Fuji

The torii on the left marks the start of the descending trail
Mount Fuji

September 13th 2012
Initiation The infamous Fuji trip was upon us, organised by our cruel overlords on the FJET council (social event organisers). Each year our prefecture’s new ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) get together to tackle the countries highest peak, and probably the most photographed mountain/volcano in the world, Mount Fuji. Even with a modest amount of trekking under my belt, it was a ... 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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