What Inari Affirmed

October 31, 2019
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Affirmation, it seemed, was the gift of my trip to Yutoku Inari Shrine.

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Nagasaki’s Multitudes

October 31, 2019
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The dam broke as I walked away toward Nagasaki Peace Park—and I’d be lying if I said some of the tears weren’t ones I shed on my own behalf.

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Karatsu Through the Clearing

October 30, 2019
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I was in no hurry to get to Karatsu Castle Tuesday morning.

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Fukuoka is for (Ex) Lovers

October 29, 2019
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The food looked ordinary—the style of service was what stood out, and I found it more interesting to document that than to delight in.

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Is Gambling Legal in Japan?

October 15, 2019
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The topic of gambling in Japan is taboo.

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Epilogue: Okinawa

September 14, 2019
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I hadn’t planned to come to Okinawa at all.

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Awaji Free Zone

September 2, 2019
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Apart from Awaji Island, Japan is not a country where I’ve ever seen anything given out for free.

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Is Kobe Worth Visiting?

September 1, 2019
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It was Labor Day weekend, and it definitely felt like the end of summer in Kobe.

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The Japanese Riviera

August 31, 2019
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Exhaustion, when born out of unexpected joy, resembles something very close to ecstasy.

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The Truth About Climbing Fuji

August 30, 2019
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A wise man climbs Fuji once; only a fool climbs it twice

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