On a scorchingly hot July day, two years after my visit to the Hong Kong refugee camp, a taxi set me down at a small Zen Buddhist temple on the outskirts of a village deep in the Japanese countryside. The taxi driver asked if he would call later in the day to pick me up. When I explained that I was staying for a week, he looked incredulous and swept away muttering incomprehensibly.
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