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Almost everyone who comes to Tokyo via Narita International Airport notices the lush green fields surrounding the runways and terminal buildings. It’s a nice sight after sitting on an airplane for so long.

Some new arrivals get confused, however. “This can’t be Tokyo,” I once heard a startled tourist proclaim on the journey from airport to metropolis. “Where are all the buildings? It’s just a bunch of trees!” Patience, my friend, this “bunch of trees” happens to hold significant history in these parts.

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