I'm in Japan!  Where's my Purple Line in DC?!?!

I am currently on a two week trip to Japan with the Japan-American Watershed Stewardship program (JAWS).  I am helping to lead 30 high school students from all over the US around Japan to look at watersheds  and wetlands.  My purpose is to help interpret the watershed issues in the US and Japan, help students synthesize what they see and learn, and prepare them to return to the US to conduct a watershed and culture project in their communities.

I have arrived in Tokyo and am completely jealous of the transportation system here.  The picture above shows the Tokyo subway system.  Where’s my purple line in DC?!?!  We opted to plow down a perfectly good forest in the Anacostia Watershed to make way for a “green” highway.  This certainly sheds light on our reliance on car transportation and how unsustainable it is.  Anyway, I’ll keep everyone posted on my travels here.

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Good to hear from you, Lee!

Glad to see you well! I lived in Tokyo for 6 years. The area is around 11 o'clock area of the round train system called Yamanote Sen (Sen means line). When I came from Japan, I noticed that American people do not pick up brain from foreign countries compared to Japanese. It will save a lot of time and I recommend. We just need to respect each country by removing our preoccupied idea and observe why others do what.

Lee's Japan-America Watershed Stewardship Program trip

The world needs more sharing of knowledge and more interaction like what you're doing - helping make the next generation of Americans more aware and more able to protect the planet.

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