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Japan by Prefecture: Miyagi (宮城県)

Japan by Prefecture: Miyagi (宮城県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県). Miyagi Prefecture is part of the Tohoku region (東北地方) in northern Honshu, and its capital city is Sendai (仙台). Last year I … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 10

A to Wa of Japan: Week 10

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with く (ku) and we looked at Kurashiki (倉敷). This week we are looking at things beginning with け (ke). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: lovelycomplex22 suggested kekkonshiki (結婚式 / wedding ceremony); shiotadesu suggested kegani (ケガニ / horesehair crab), Kenroku-en (兼六園 / … Continue reading

A grand adventure…

A grand adventure…

It’s about 10.30pm and I’ve just heard about this amazing competition to win £1,000 to spend on an adventure. The deadline is midnight tonight, so here goes… We want bloggers around the globe to tell us where they would go, what they would do and how they would make their £1000 last as long as … Continue reading

Yet I Still Dare to Hope

“Yet I Still Dare to Hope” is the name of a new photo exhibition which is taking place this weekend. The exhibition shows photographs taken by Christina Aiton in the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It focuses on the people living in the disaster‐hit town of Shichigahama, which is in Miyagi prefecture of … Continue reading

Volunteer for Japan

I swear, if I had the money and if I wasn’t in the middle of looking for a job, I would be calling InsideJapan Tours right now. Why? Because they just advertised a “Volunteer for Japan” package: http://www.insidejapantours.com/japan-small-group-tours/i-vol1/volunteer-for-japan/. Quoting from their Facebook page: How can I volunteer to help the Tohoku relief effort? Among the kind words … 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

Another geography lesson…

This will be a short post because I have a lot to do this morning. My life is continuing as usual, see? I would just like to remind everyone of the rough geography of the current situation in Japan: The yellow dot shows approximately where Fukushima Prefecture is. This is where the nuclear power plants … Continue reading

Shaken, and slightly stirred…

Evening all! Well, I’ve spent my whole day trying to be “normal” and get on with teaching without thinking about earthquakes etc. too much. I just got home around 10pm and decided to catch up on the BBC news while checking my emails when… my apartment began to really shudder. For a split second I … Continue reading

Where is Shizuoka?

Literally thousands of people have visited my blog over the last couple of days, and I have had many messages from strangers, concerned about their loved ones in Shizuoka Prefecture. So, I thought I’d just give you an idea of the geography of it all: Click on the map for a larger image (Image source) … Continue reading