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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 ...
... chewy udons. His favorite! This trip definitely is a nice preview of his Japan study trip when he graduates from Middle School in 3 years. He has genuine interests and a knack with foreign language, always cracks me up!
We had to take a short hike after dinner, just to digest a bit of the sumptuous lunch! The "creek" nearby has become a stream with torrents of muddy water.
Afternoon we had 3 hours free shopping trip at a local mall. ...
... went to war ( the Pacific war ). It was to free SE Asia and the surrounding countries from being colonies of other countries. It is true that before WWII most countries in the region were colonies of England, France or Holland. However, they neglected to say that Japan had made Korea a colony of theirs in 1910 and also Taiwan and a few other places. Also they were trying desperately to take over China and Manchuria in the 1930's. Interesting too was that of the ...
The reason I came to Kagoshima was because it was described as laid back. Also there's an active volcano in the bay. I spend most of the day here I had walking. First I checked out the Senganen-en Gardens. The highlight here for me was the walk up the hill at the back. Then I headed back into town and made my way up Shiroyama Park which overlooks the city. After that it was down to the harbour for a beer while ...
... 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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