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On Always Having an Empty Train Seat Beside You in Japan

On a recent trip to the near-abandoned coal mining town of Tagawa, I took the wrong train three times, taking me into the true inaka – Japan’s rural backwater.

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On Like Totally Living in the Now in Japan, You Know?

Japan probably has more temples, shrines and gardens per capita than garbage cans or benches.

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