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The Immigrant Struggle: Japanese in Brazil

Latin America is a land of distinct peoples despite what some people might believe. Brazil alone has been host to numerous groups such as Italians, Portuguese, Germans and Syrian-Lebanese. Though by and large one of the largest and influential has been the country's Japanese population. So numerous has it been in fact that only Japan… Continue reading The Immigrant Struggle: Japanese in Brazil

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An island of green in the sea of skyscrapers: The Wonders of Yoyogi Park

When seen from above, Tokyo is a veritable sea of concrete, steel and glass that stretches as far as the eye can sea. The massive city of 35+ million is the biggest in the world but even in this sea of buildings there are islands of green parks that dot the metropolis. One of these… Continue reading An island of green in the sea of skyscrapers: The Wonders of Yoyogi Park

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Koyo: Leaves of Autumn

While the cherry blossom season in spring is a more well-known aspect of Japanese scenery, koyo (colorful leaves) also create beautifully stunning landscapes. As autumn replaces summer, Japan's trees slowly begin to shift from the dark greens of summer's rainy season to the vibrant bright red, orange and yellows that characterize koyo.The island of Hokkaido… Continue reading Koyo: Leaves of Autumn