Kingston’s Journal: Comparisons

Comparisons weigh things into perspective. So that was 8 days in Korea. Besides properly visiting the War Memorial Museum in Seoul and going to North Korea, I don't feel much incentive to come back. One of those, "been there, done that" feelings. The people here overall seem more disingenuous than the Japanese. I've undergone a …

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Kingston’s Journal: Tourism vs. Integration

"Visiting a country is far different than living in one." This is my last night in Japan and I'm not sure when I'll be back. Sightseeing aside, I don't feel like I have a great understanding (firsthand anyways) of the people here. And to truly understand the culture, gaining perspective from the most important part, …

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Kingston’s Journal: Balancing Perspectives

A wise opinion is a proportioned opinion. Just a one night stay in Hiroshima today, I'm a bit surprised by the lack of English comprehension of the locals here, even among the young people. With the close relations between the US and Japan, this wasn't what I was expecting. Perhaps its the closed off, xenophobic …

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