Monthly Archives: August 2012

Portland To Coast Walk 2012

Portland to Coast Walk Relay was a first for Wacom in 2012 after having fielded a team for the Hood To Coast Run Relay in 2011. Held on the weekend of August 24-25 the event brought 400 teams and over … Continue reading

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Sumida River and Skytree

My last two days in Tokyo were spent at the Dormy Inn Asakusa with a river view room that overlooked the Sumida River and Skytree. The hotel also has a roof top Japanese bath with a view where you can … Continue reading

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo and visits with old friends

Chris and I spent two months in Japan in 1993 when he was twelve years old and I supervised an American high school summer program in Hammatsu. That summer we made a visit to Tokyo to see friends I had … Continue reading

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Captain Mercator Cooper and Manhattan Monument at Takeshiba

On our way back from the Odaiba new waterfront in Tokyo via the Yurikamome automated (no drivers!) elevated train we stopped at Takeshiba station with the goal of finding a stone monument that commemorates the visit of Captain Mercator Cooper … Continue reading

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Soya Maru at Japan Maritime Science Museum

On Sunday August 5 we visited the Soya Maru at the Japan Maritime Science Museum on the waterfront in Tokyo. The museum on shore was closed for renovation but the ship was open for boarding and we toured it as … Continue reading

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Yokohama War Cemetery

Since 1995 the first Saturday of August has been the date for a memorial cemetery held at the Yokohama War Cemetery that is held in honor of those who died in POW camps in Japan during WWII. I was invited … Continue reading

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Maritime Historian and Baseball author Kazuo Sayama

When I returned to Tokyo from travels in Tohoku and Hokkaido I was delighted to be able to meet Kazuo Sayama (佐山和夫) the author of a book ” “Waga na wa kendorikku : Rainichi beijin dai 1gō no nazo” (My … Continue reading

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