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March 04, 2010


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Terrific post, John! Thanks.

Hi John: I've lived in Japan twice. The first time was in 1991-92 as a Rotary exchange student. Before I went, I knew nothing about Japan except the little I'd gleaned from pop culture. I fully expected to find a bunch of samurai warriors with really advanced VCRs. Needless to say, it was a bit different.

Thanks for this series of posts.

All the best,


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