Monthly Archives: March 2011

Radiation in the water in Japan

As I’m sure many of you have read or heard recently, the levels of radioactive iodine are a bit high in some parts of Japan, and at one time the Japanese government was advising parents not to let their children … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki

I went to see The King’s Speech with a friend at the cinema in Ropongi Hills yesterday. I thought it was a lovely film and I highly recommend it.  Afterwards, we went out for dinner at an okonomiyaki restaurant in … Continue reading

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Stuffed

Yesterday was a national holiday in Japan (Vernal Equinox Day/春分の日) and I met up with some friends to catch up over lunch.  Actually, it was the first meal of the day, so it was more of a breakfast.  We decided … Continue reading

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Update

1. Good news for those who are low on petrol, unless you get caught out by panic-buyers again.  I have it on very good authority that supplies will increase at petrol stations in Kanagawa and Tokyo, starting immediately. 2.  Currently … Continue reading

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British Embassy offering iodine tablets

The British Embassy in Japan is offering iodine tablets as a contingency measure to British nationals and their dependencies in the Tokyo, Sendai, and Niigata areas.  This is purely on an off chance situation, and the tablets are unlikely to … Continue reading

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US and UK governements offer flights out

Both the US and British governments are offering flights for its citizens and immediate family, who are unable to book a commercial flight, and wish to leave the country and fly to an “Asian safe haven country”.  The US have … Continue reading

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Update

1. It is currently 11pm and I have not yet been affected by the rolling blackouts that TEPCO said they would introduce several days ago.  There was a strong possibility that power would be cut unexpectedly tonight because of the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Japan

Some of you may like to follow the shakes that are happening in Japan.  If so, have a look at this site.  Here’s a quick copy and paste below. The first column shows the date and time it was recorded … Continue reading

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Another quake

Two minutes ago at 10:33pm, we had another big shake.  Big in my experience.  I’ve been in this flat for about six years, so when an earthquake hits, I know what shakes and wobbles.  So when a lot more shakes … Continue reading

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Strawberry picking

And now for something not disaster related. Last Sunday I went out strawberry picking with a friend and her family, despite the impending threat of a nuclear meltdown and radiation clouds blowing our way (as some people were putting it). … Continue reading

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