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Japanese peace boat to test American waters

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The Peace Boat circles the globe educating passengers about the world outside their own country. (Courtesy of James Benson)

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The Peace Boat, a Japanese nongovernmental organization, has begun actively recruiting Americans to join its voyages. (Courtesy of James Benson)

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Passengers on board the Peace Boat gather for the ship's Sports Day festivities. (Courtesy of James Benson)

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Aneka Hewitt tells Japanese passengers aboard the Peace Boat about her life as a New York high school student. ***Please note small file size: 1600 pixels by 2400 pixels.*** (Courtesy of Aneka Hewitt)

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Aneka Hewitt teaches dancing on board the Peace Boat. ***Please not small file size: 1600 pixels by 2400 pixels.*** (Courtesy of Aneka Hewitt)

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The newest cruise ship to come to America is forgoing shuffleboard and fruity drinks for lessons on nuclear proliferation and other global warming, while taking its passengers to dozens of countries around the world.


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