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... even in American standard. Got my cap @ Sports Authority, and goggles @ another department store. Supermarket was our favorite! Very entertaining just browsing the variety of sashimi, sushi, bentos, let alone all various cooked food. Not expensive at all, especially with the quality of food.
Alex and I shared a sashimi box, and he had 2 skewers of chicken and 1 skewer of pork all by himself. I believe he’s going to pass the cruise ...
... 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 ...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kagoshima (“The Southern Gateway To Japan”), Japan
Our ship was docked when we awoke. I looked expectantly out our window. What was this? Rain?! Yes, a steady rain. On the pier were 15-20 raincoat-clad and umbrella-bearing Japanese waving bright orange flags to greet us. We watched the gangplank being positioned. Then a piece of carpeting was placed on the ground at the base and a man used a plastic sprinkler can to ...
... but merely damaging the American ship. One of the American men on the ship saved the dead airman's headband and, years later, with the help of a Japanese newspaper, returned it to the man's family in Japan. The headband was full of good wishes from the pilot's friends at school, and is now on display at the museum.
Another story was about a Japanese-American born in the United States who was in Japan when the war ...
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