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... I asked if I'm in the right car and a tour of the trains facilities follows, giving any fare dodges a fighting chance but I'm not that cynical. Much. The hostel has put up a sign saying "typhoo approaches" this offers me no guidance or help. The hostel man offers nothing in the way of help so I take that as "it won't be that bad" despite continuous news footage and the slight panic of other foreigners. I meet some Spanish people and make a plan for tomorrow. Which is a ...
It's the Kagoshima 鹿兒島 Day.
The boat docked at 7am. By 9am, we were in the bus ready to be the tourists…..The weather can’t be grimmer. By the time we arrived the noble residence 仙巖園 from the feudal time, it was raining cats and dogs. Cooped in the tour bus waiting out the rain, eventually ventured out. Glad that we packed a spare pair of socks. It’s a rainboots day!
... that died ( of course a kamikaze pilot dies) about 12 were of Korean origin.
I guess therefore that Japan achieved its aim. No country in SE Asia is a colony of those countries anymore. Would this have been the situation if there had been no WWII?
And then it was time for my last rail pass ride - to Nagasaki.
I spoke to the weather god and he stopped the rain. Its back to 30+ and high humidity but sunshine. ( I'm keeping my distance from the rice farmers ...
... at the volcano in the bay. The evening was nice. I tried out a Sushi restaurant and spent the meal talking to a friendly old Japanese gentleman in his broken English - far better than my non existent Japanese - while his wife looked on as we drank more beer than was probably good for him. And now I'm back at the hostel about to call it a night but first trying Mitake, which is a brand of Sweet Potato ...
... We walked through one of their very spartan barracks.There are large and small video screens featuring interviews with family members and support staff, even one with the restaurant owner. Unfortunately, almost everything is only in Japanese. There are audio guides in English, but our visit was too short for them to do much good.
As this was a Saturday, the museum was packed with Japanese taking it all in. The messages being reinforced seemed to be: The war was ...
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