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paragraph/ˈparəɡrɑːf/noun

  1. 1.a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering.
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A low-level samurai from Tosa, he became involved in national politics and helped lead the way to the Meiji Restoration.
So he is a beloved figure in Japan and there have been several books, films and TV shows about him. Sakamoto Ryoma played an important role in the making of modern Japan. In Kochi, you can have a “Ryoma Holiday.” Because it is likely the Sakamoto Ryoma will continue to inspire future generations of Japanese young people.
He was not handsome, but he was a  very charismatic and natural leader.

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Because it has special products from Kochi that make great souvenirs. You can hear “Tosa-ben” spoken by the older shopkeepers. Every tourist to Kochi City should be sure to visit Sunday Market. Sakamoto Ryoma was from Kochi. It’s always lively, and right next to Hirome-ichiba and Kochi castle.
You can get a real feel of Kochi there.

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