Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection – Los Angeles Times

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Castella, a popular pound cake and souvenir or Portuguese origin. (Photo credit: Kanko*)

NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn’t until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a guidebook assignment, that I realized how much I had missed.


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