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Five months ago, Alissa and I visited Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, the scene of the first land battle between the U.S. and Japanese in WWII.  There we got a glimpse of what the beginning...

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Every once in a while during our travels, timing seems to be perfect.  We got to Hiroshima on the day before the 2013 International Symposium for Peace, an annual gathering of scholars from all over...

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Read all our posts from Japan here: http://www.thisworldrocks.com/category/destinations/asia/japan-asia/...

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When we take our first steps off the bus from the Oita airport to Yufuin, Japan, it’s obvious how small this town really is.  The main street is really the only street with anything to...

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A shrine of controversy Of all the war history sites, memorials, and museums that Alissa and I have visited and are planning to visit, few have caused this much anxiety and nervousness in me.  The...

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We arrived in Hiroshima by train at about 2pm today, with absolutely no clue on what to do tonight.  We had a reservation at a local hostel, but we didn’t take the time earlier this...

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Three days of rural Japan With only 10 days in Japan, Alissa and I had to narrow our list of cities to visit down to three.  Tokyo and Hiroshima were on the list from the...

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OK, well technically these are not our first impressions of Japan.  We spent 24 hours in Tokyo back in 2010, but back then we barely had time to truly see much of Tokyo, much less...

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24 Hours in Tokyo

April 8, 2010

Our 2010 Asia Trip is off to a great start.  Leaving Minneapolis, we were the last two passengers to get a first-class upgrade! Alissa and I enjoyed a 12 hour flight filled with movies, sleep,...

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