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If you were there...


You live in a small farming village on one of the islands of Japan.  You're very happy with your life.  The sea is nearby and food is plentiful.  You have a very large, extended family to protect and take care of you.  Your grandmother says that life your village has not changed for hundreds of years, and that is good.  But now you have heard that some people from across the sea are coming to your village.  They are bringing new ideas and new ways of doing things.

How do you feel about these changes?
 
 
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If you were there...


You are a noble, serving the empress of Japan and living in the capital city.  While walking in the garden one day, she gives you a small book with blank pages.  When you ask her why, she says the book is a diary for you to write in.  She tells you that nobles, both men and women, keep diaries to record their lives.

What will you write in your new diary?
 
 
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If you were there...


You are a Japanese warrior, proud of your fighting skills.  For many years you've been honored by most of society, but you face an awful dilemma.  When you became a warrior, you swore to protect and fight for both your lord and your emperor.  Now your lord has gone to war against the emperor, and both sides have called for you to join them.

How will you decide whom to fight for?