Tagged with nuclear

March 11th – six months on

“Now all we can do is look forward. We only have one life, after all.” Takashige Kowata, Fukushima evacuee. I know a lot of people are thinking about America today, what with it being ten years since 9/11. But for me (and for many people), it’s a different anniversary. Today marks six months since the … 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

It’s nothing to do with the earthquake!

Talk about bad timing. This week at school we started announcing my imminent departure. Naturally students are surprised and, as I suspected would happen, I have already been asked a few times: “Are you leaving because of the earthquake???” So I’d just like to clear this up: No. I am not leaving because of the … Continue reading

Another earthquake/tsunami update…

What a strange day. First, the situation in Shizuoka Prefecture where I live is still totally fine. In fact, the Tsunami warning level on the JMA website has been reduced to “yellow”, which means a height of only 0.5m, if it hits at all. (JMA) I’ve had a lot of concerned messages, not just from … Continue reading