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Osaka-jo

Originally built in the 16th century, the current castle was built in 1931. I was too cheap to pay the ¥600 to go inside.
Turning Japanese

October 8th 2017
I have been excited about going to Japan ever since I left Spain to go on this worldwide trip over two years ago. I was now finally going there. After so long on the road however, my excitement has admittedly waned slightly, but I was still highly anticipating my relatively short visit to the land of the rising sun. Japan has informed so much of the world's culture in weird, wacky and wonderful wa ... 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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