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Entering Japan

This morning I needed to meet a friend at the Miami airport, which has the MIA code.  Went to Google maps to get driving directions,  typend MIA, but selected the wrong line from the autocompletetion dropdown – it was “ Mie Prefecture, Japan”.

Google Maps obediently offered me these funny directions below. I had to cross the USA, then sail to Japan. Especially I like the part “Entering Japan, Turn left”. After that I should  ” Turn left at 県道263号線” whatever it means.   It takes only  90 easy steps from where I am to Japan.

Happy New Year, everyone!japan


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Yakov Fain is a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. Yakov is Java Champion (https://java-champions.java.net). He leads leads Princeton Java Users Group. Two of Yakov's books will go in print this year: "Enterprise Web Development" (O'Reilly) and "Java For Kids" (No Starch Press).