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Fukuoka, Japan’s shining star

I came across 2 articles today harping about the wonders of Fukuoka.  These articles talk about things us Fukuoka residents have known for a long time.  Things are looking up for our favorite place in Japan (and the world?) The first one is from the Guardian, a British online newspaper, entitled “Why flourishing Fukuoka has …

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Life in Japan (not as you know it)

So you have lived in Japan for years, and think you know what life in Japan means, and nothing will surprise you anymore? These photos will say otherwise. I came across this post on www.retraonaut.comthat feature stereoscopic photographs by T. Enami of 1895-1910 Japan that were posted by Okinawa Soba. 2 stereoscopic photos of the …

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1998 Nagano Olympics Opening Ceremony:World’s First Flashmob?

Just saw the most amazing performance of Ode to Joy! Flashmobs may be a product of the youtube generation but Seiji Ozawa pulled one way back in 1998. Perfect fusion of Japanese technology and love for classical music! On a more recent performance, here are 10,000 amateur singers performing the same song in Osaka one …