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Japan

Considere, rapaz
A possibilidade de ir pro Japão
Num cargueiro do Lloyd lavando o porão
Pela curiosidade de ver
Onde o sol se esconde
Vê se compreende
Pela simples razão de que tudo depende
De determinação.  

(from the song ‘Oriente’, by Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 album, 1972)

 

leaving France

leaving France

flying over Denmark

flying over Denmark

evening in Sueden

evening in Sueden

dawning in Siberia

dawning in Siberia

morning in Japan

morning in Japan

 

Tokyo was founded in 1457 with the name of Edo (or Yedo). This incredible metropolis is the capital of the Japanese empire since 1868, when it replaced Kyoto, the city symbol of the Japanese tradition, dubbed as the ‘Old Capital’ or ‘City of Samurais’.

Please, notice the anagram: Kyoto = Tokyo.

Tokyo is the most populous urban area in the world: over 37 millions of inhabitants, as of 2022.

Surprisingly organized, civilized, clean and functional.

Tradition and culture go hand in hand with the latest technology in this unparalleled corner of the world.

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