Virtual Tourist
Seeing the sites is easy with a virtual trip to the Kyoto National Museum in Japan at www.kyohaku. go.jp No reservations required! No 18-hour plane ride! Just click in and sit back for a stroll through one of the best collections of East Asian artifacts in the world. First stop should be the Museum Dictionary for kids. Here's where you'll learn everything you need to know about Buddhism, East Asian archaeology, Lion-Dogs, and the importance of tea. Once you've learned more about Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultures, the rest of the museum will make a lot more sense. Browse through the special exhibits or visit the permanent collection to see famous statues of the Buddha, Samurai swords and much more. Sayonara!

Champ Of StampsFrom stamp information to the future of the post office, the United States Postal Service Online is a friend to anyone who has ever mailed a letter. And unlike the real post office, USPS Online has no lines and is open 24 hours a day. Address your browser to www.usps.gov and discover the ins and outs of postal communications as we head toward the 21st century. Use the rate calculator to find out how much it costs to mail that birthday gift to your great-aunt living across the country, or use the express mail tracking service. Stamp lovers will have the chance to design their own stamp, learn about starting a collection, and find out why some stamps are made, while others are not. Cartoon fans will love checking out the new Looney Tunes stamp series. Mailing letters has never been this much fun!

A Great Day in Harlem
It all started out with one photograph taken in 1958 by Art Kane. The picture featured many of the greats of the jazz world, who gathered in Harlem for this special photo shoot. What resulted was a snapshot of jazz that captured the music world's imagination and gave way to a documentary film. A Great Day in Harlem brings you back to this special era. Head for Harlem by going back in time to www.harlem.org. You'll meet legendary musicians like Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Maxine Sullivan and Lester Young. If you're an aspiring drummer or a budding saxophone master, you'll love the opportunity to search the site by the instrument of your choice. Get ready to hum to the sounds of One Day in Harlem!

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Dear Amy: Is there a good Web site to find out stuff for my government class?-Marilyn, Ames, IA

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