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The Roman Holiday

Recently, I posted this short story about a train in Japan leaving its station 20 seconds earlier and all of the embarrassment that transpired. Since then, I have spent 10 days in Italy and can report a very different treatment of time in … Continue reading

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The Japanese Tragedy

On November 14, 2017, a terrible event (by Japanese standards) took place on a railroad: a train left Minami-Nagareyama station 20 seconds ahead of schedule! When the company noticed, it began to panic and issued an apology to the offended … Continue reading

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Statistics on the Earthquakes in Japan

Japan is known for its big earthquakes, like the most recent one in Fukushima, or the previous one in Kobe.  But, in order to understand the true scale of the effect on this island nation, we should look at all … Continue reading

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The Amazingly Fast Japanese Shinkansen

For those who don’t know it, “Shinkansen” is the name of the Japanese bullet train.  In Japanese, “Sinkansen” basically means “the new main line.”  For all of us, it means “super-fast and comfortable travel”. This video shows some Shinkansen passes achieving … Continue reading

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