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Okawachiyama: Finding Japan in the Small Things

Many people come to this country looking to find the “real” Japan, yet they spend their time fixated on blinding lights, towering buildings, and trains full to the point of bursting. There are people who go to the other extreme, … Continue reading

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The Mongol Invasions of Japan

In the 13th century, two pivotal events in Japanese history occurred in Hakata (part of modern-day Fukuoka City). In 1274, and again in 1281, Kublai Khan of the Mongolian Empire attempted to invade and subjugate an unprepared and vulnerable Japan. … Continue reading

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