I wanted to visit Japan to look at the koi ,the fantastic gardens and countryside . The Japanese are a very proud people ,the culture us amazing and technology absolutely brilliant. Cleanliness is unbelievable looking at many videos and talking to people who have been.Thoughts about Japan? Ever been there? I've always wanted to go but never had the chance.
For a while you could have called me a Japanophile. There was a time when they seemed very futuristic, leading in technology and culutural stuff. But that seems to have faded now?
A lot of people, my parents generation and older, might still see them as a brutal nation for things they did during WW2 especially.
But from an orientalist perspective they still seem like a pretty impressive country no?
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