JR Kyushu Hotel Kagoshima
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... boat is dashing away. Would have to shop for new cap and goggle later in the afternoon mall shopping trip. Left my beloved silicon cap and YMCA side snap goggles by the pool outdoor shower last night, 10 min later they were gone. Lost & Found was no help!
OK, we had sashimi, cold tempura, and three bite size mochi as appetizer. Served with QQ chewy udons, pork culet tempura, Alex and I were beaming thru out lunch. Alex was very satisfied ...
... called the Kamikaze Peace Museum so they do recognise the word kamikaze. "Tokko" in Japanese means "special attack". Very interesting place and stories. Mostly boy flyers 18 to 20 years old. Audio was very good - lots of last messages from some of the 1036 kamikaze pilots but also some good detail of why and what they believed. Also some good restored planes etc. (Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien"; Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate"; and of course a Zero)
One thing that was said was ...
... 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 assumed to be disinfectant on it. Then there was a flurry of activity as two vans, and people in suits, converged at the base. Soon files, equipment and cartons (all carefully covered with clear plastic) were being carried on. We counted 32 people going up the gangplank. This was the team from Japanese Immigration.
After we ate, passengers were called by assigned group number to be screened by Immigration. When #6 was called, we went to deck 5 of the ...
... with foreign nations was strictly prohibited by the national government. The museum has a short film about their experiences--the long trip in huge ships that were far larger than anything they had seen in Japan, the technology of piped natural gas that could light an entire city, and industrial technology far beyond what existed in Japan. They also saw how badly the British colonists treated the people in the Asian countries ...
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