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Asakusa, Tokyo: I have not forgotten my turtles

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As soon as I told my mother that I was going to Japan for a seminar, she said one word and smiled: “Asakusa.” She then reminded me that it was in the famous temple market of this Tokyo district that I, as a young boy, had bought my turtles. Now, this purchase was more than four decades ago, when my father, acting on a promise to his grandfather, had taken his three eldest children to Japan.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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