The Land of the Rising Sun January 3rd 2018 Well i'm loving Japan. Its a very different kind of a place. Not really Asia but not really the west either.
Landed in Osaka nearly two weeks ago after a brief stint in Singapore and Malaysia. Japan has a world wide reputation for its rail network and the train from the airport to town was easy enough. But the subway to the area I was staying in was another matter. The stations are huge and the ... read more
Asia » Japan » Osaka » Osaka 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