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It's been occurring to me the last few days that I'm quite dependent on my smartphone. So many times in the last 3 days have I arrived somewhere and realized that it just didn't occur to me to come up with an alternate plan or exit strategy because I'm so used to whipping out my phone to save the day. So when we got off the train in small town, Japan and I couldn't figure out how to text our friends to let them know we were there (on what Cliff has dubbed "the burner ...
We left the hotel this morning at 8 and walked through the CBD to get a streetcar (tram) to the railway station, stopping for some brekky on the way. We caught a train 2 stations to the East to what should really be called the Mazda suburb (Mukainda), where we had a 90 minute guided tour of the Mazda museum and part of the assembly line. They had a marvellous range of vehicles on display from 3 wheel 1930s trucks through to the latest 's, CX5s etc., ...
... I realized it was well worth the money as it was all up hill and I felt bad that this girl got stuck pulling us(almost felt guilty about eating that icecream and even considered making Jord get down to pull her and I instead but something tells me he wouldn't have like that idea..weird I know) but anyways she made it to the top and it was a great experience. The temple itself was beautiful and had many shrines outside which made the trip worthwhile(I may not have ...
... in the "Rape of Nanking" was actually stationed in Hiroshima. They also took part in the Russo-Japanese war in the early 1900s, various battles in China as well as obviously the second world war. From the end of the samurai era Japan became massively imperialistic and invaded or annexed most of the countries in the region.
One thing that struck me as i walking looking at the exhibits is the history is very much written by the victors in any war. ...
... plant I visited in the 1960s. The one robot that was barely visible on the Ford factory tour installed windshields. At Mazda today there was one robot that you could watch apply glue to windshields. It probably also installed the windshields but you couldn't see that happen and it wasn't clear that it did. Actually, a lot wasn't clear between the noise in the factory, my hearing and the guide's accent. We "vis-tors" ...
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