Tag Archives: Earthquake

Tokyo is not deserted!

Hey guys! Here’s a shot from the Yamanote Line on Sunday afternoon around 5, passing through Harajuku. Tokyo seems to be mostly back to normal, though there are a few

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Blog for Japan: Japan Based Organizations for Aid

A number of people have asked recently how they can help, and what they can do. It can be frustrating to be so close and yet so far from a crisis, and believe me–a large part of me wants to … Continue reading

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Radiation and Us, as explained by XKCD & Genpatsu-Kun

So, the bad news is that radiation levels were slightly (SLIGHTLY) higher in Gunma today than they have been in the past few days. The good news is that

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Japan, the Media, and You

On Saturday, there was a question about the Foreign Media’s response to the recent events in Japan. Many have cited the fear-mongering whipping their families and loved ones at home into a panicked frenzy as one of the

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I support Japan, and I’m not going anywhere.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a coworker, and it eventually came around to the inevitable. “No, I’m not going back to America. I don’t want to go.” “Really!?” My coworker said with

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Japan is (still) Beautiful!

Hey guys–just a little reminder that despite everything, Japan is (still) beautiful, and there’s no place we’d rather be. It’s been a difficult week, and the current stress is watching so many of our friends leaving, but we honestly have … Continue reading

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Blackout Confusion

As I mentioned previously, we’ve been having scheduled Rolling Blackouts as part of the post-Earthquake situation. Reducing energy is important in these difficult times, and if it’s one more thing to help the relief efforts, then we’re all for it. … Continue reading

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Strange Days and Stressful Times

It’s strange days and stressful times here in Japan. While the devastation in the affected areas is gut-wrenching, most of the country is trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy. Despite everyone’s concern (and multiple early morning phone … Continue reading

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Day 3: Getting back to “normal”, and White Day During Hard Times

In Japan, many cell phones are equipped with earthquake alarms that are activated 5 to 10 seconds ahead of tremors. The sound of 30-40 all going off at once in the teacher’s room this afternoon was possibly one of the … Continue reading

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Day 2: Even the Tokyo Tower is bent…

No pictures of major destruction, just this sad little reminder that Japan isn’t feeling well right now. Even the Tokyo Tower is bent, just a little bit. We’re still doing alright here in Japan. We’re ok on food and supplies, … Continue reading

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