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New Sakura Shinkansen

The new Sakura Shinkansen high speed train service connecting Osaka and Fukuoka with Kagoshima started operation on 12 March 2011. Training to Kagoshima now only takes 4h10min from Osaka or 1h20min from Fukuoka. Watch the video for an impression of … Continue reading

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Thomas Dylan

Not the poet, but the cyclist. Tom came our way today on his 20+kg iron horse. Interestingly, Tom is the Lord Mayor of Norwich. Admire his sartorial taste ! The Lord Mayor is the civic head of Norwich City Council. … Continue reading

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Daniel & Samanta

Last Saturday we received guests. Daniel & Samanta are biking their way from Tokyo to Okinawa and Izumi lay on their way. http://www.tokyo-to-okinawa.blogspot.com/ After samisen class, Yuko went shopping for dinner. She called me with a flat tire, so I … Continue reading

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