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March 22, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Scenes from around Tokyo this past week

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Had some time to take in Tokyo a bit this past week after getting in here ahead of the Mariners. Here is some video footage of a little bit of what I was able to see. The culture here is a bit tricky to get to know, but the people are not all as stoic and reserved as reputed to be.


In fact, the vast majority have been downright helpful as I’ve stumbled along trying to navigate a new country with no knowledge of the language whatsoever. I’ve felt very welcomed since being here and can’t always say that about the countries I’ve traveled to. And believe me, I’ve been to quite a few on several continents both Third World and First World.
Japan has been a real eye-opener for me. Not at all what I’d expected after seeing Lost In Translation several years ago. Just goes to show you, always make your own decisions about people and places. You can’t rely on others to do it for you. Taking the time really can be worth it.
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