Kobe - Where the Earth Moves April 20th 2018 How about some word association. Kobe? Beef.
We arrive a bit further south to the place where beef is centre-stage on all the resto sandwich boards, tour highlights and websites.
But how about the Kobe earthquake? It was only in 1995, killed 6400 and had 40,000 casualties. Richter placed it as 7.9 and a big chase extended from the port waterfront up a kilometre or more into the city centre. ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hyogo 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