Japan

Fukuoka Day Trip – Moji & Shimonoseki

tldr; "Try Poisonous Pufferfish, Walk an Underwater Tunnel, and Watch a Paper-Play" Earlier this year, I asked people where I should visit around Fukuoka. My friend Philip gave me an intriguing suggestion. "Visit Moji," he said. "There's an undersea tunnel to Honshu. You can walk it!" So I looked it up and found that the… Continue reading Fukuoka Day Trip – Moji & Shimonoseki

history · Japan

Poisonous Pufferfish and the Treaty that Ceded Taiwan to Japan

A few months ago, I had a chance to visit the town of Shimonoseki. People familiar with Taiwanese history will recognize it as site of the Treaty of Shimonoseki (馬關條約) from 1895, in which Qing China ceded Taiwan to Japan. I'd always only known the Taiwan side of this story. It turns out there is… Continue reading Poisonous Pufferfish and the Treaty that Ceded Taiwan to Japan