Posted on March 19, 2011

Hamamatsu: Better safe than sorry

Walking past Hamamatsu Station this morning I saw quite a commotion. Money was being collected by loud, eager young girls. Pamphlets handed out by serious middle-aged men. And this “earthquake experience vehicle” parked in the middle of it all. Looks like Hamamatsu is going with the “better safe than sorry” approach, which I highly approve … Continue reading

One week on…

It’s been a week since the Tohoku region of Japan got hit by a huge 9.0-magnitude earthquake which triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 10 metres high. Despite what certain media sources would have you believe, most of Japan is now pretty much back to normal. I don’t want to belittle what happened … Continue reading