Tokyo, Japan

The~Tiny~Giant

The~Tiny~Giant

Has anyone one been to Tokyo, Japan and if so can you tell me what its like there? Im planning on living there when I am older.

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ClaudiaR-sc5G

I know they have earthquakes.  They had a 6.1 quake last week.  But the buildings are built with earthquake support and protection.  I've never been there, but I've seen the city on TV Japan, and it has some nice shopping, eating, and cultural places.

The~Tiny~Giant

The~Tiny~Giant

Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for the helpful information Claudia. I lived in California for a good protaion of my life so I know what earthquakes feel like they arent fun let me tell you that. I would like to visit the culterul places im all about japanse history.

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ClaudiaR-sc5G

Yes, I also love history of all kinds.  I've seen some programs on TV Japan about the shoguns and all the wars.  Very interesting, even though my vocabulary and grammar are limited at this point.

The~Tiny~Giant

The~Tiny~Giant

Ive never heard about a shogun can you tell me more?

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ClaudiaR-sc5G

From what I understand, shoguns were appointed by the Emperor to help him rule different areas of Japan and to fight enemies.  However, apparently, they did a lot of fighting with each other, sometimes even against the Emperor.  They were in power from the 1100-1800s.  I have seen many programs on TV Japan on weekends about the battles.  Of course, I imagine there may be some artistic liberty taken with movies.  Anyway, I found it all very interesting.  I really need to find a Japanese history book to study!  If I went to Japan, one of the first things I would do would be to find a museum and learn more about the shoguns.

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