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Adventures of the 2016 Deaf Sakura Tour: The Old and Authentic Farm Town

This farm town is in Shirakawago of the remote mountains of Hida – Gifu prefecture.  It is a quiet mountain village with steep thatched roof farmhouses, rice fields and a river running through it.  600 more words

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Japan's centuries-old Mino ware pottery tradition embraces anime stars from Naruto and Gintama

The stunning new plate series brings iconic imagery from the modern-day world of manga and anime to a revered traditional art. 353 more words


The Great Asian Arms Buildup

China’s growing military might is a cause of concern for countries in the region, particularly its navy, now the biggest in the region. The East China Sea and South China Sea fleets are responsible for naval security around Taiwan and the South China Sea. 13 more words

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One Tower to Conquer them All

Now before we mention anything on the title, yes I know the Tokyo Tower is not the tallest building in Tokyo anymore. The Sky Tree has most certainly taken that title now, however at the time the Sky Tree wasn’t complete or open to the public. 224 more words


a gehry surprise

My trip planning usually involves hours of meticulously plotting out which buildings i will see, so i rarely get taken by surprise… until a little unplanned taxi ride saw us whizz past what looked to me like a Frank Gehry fish along the waterfront of Kobe. 77 more words


Temples 寺 and Shrines 神社 in Okinawa

There are a fair number of temples (tera 寺) and shrines (jinja 神社) in Okinawa, however, most of them are maybe not as historic or grand as you might see on the mainland. 677 more words