Jim's Japan Blog

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16 September 2018
Folk Tales
The story begins a long, long time ago on what was just another day. At this time, the Izu Peninsula did not exist, so when the god of Mount Fuji looked east all he could see was only the ocean. ...

Jim Parker

Matsuzaki  Port
Raised in Arizona, my life-long embarrassment has been the fact that my Mom gave birth to me in Chicago, a city that I was in for less than few months and know absolutely nothing about. Nonetheless, I have scars to prove that I was there. The doctor that performed cesarean on my mother missed my backbone by just a few centimeters. The scar is still...
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Japan Hit by Typhoon 12: First of It's Type in History!

Kawana Typhoon
First typhoon recorded to have approached Japan from the eastern seaboard and traverse it to the south. An omen of what is to come? Japan experiences many typhoons annually, but Typhoon 12 was the first in recorded history to ever come out of the Pacific ocean from the east and cross to the west. All other typhoons have come up from the south and t...
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