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PHOTOS: Japan's Haunted Forest

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

The dark, mythical past of Aokigahara extends to the present. Since the 1950s the woods have become a common place for Japanese salarymen, or corporate workers, to end their lives.

Tsunami, Destruction And Creation

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

An overwhelmingly coastal population living in an earthquake-prone region also understands that regardless of the plans one makes, circumstances can intervene and sweep them away.