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One Year

One Year

March 11th has come around so quickly. At 2:46pm a year ago, Japan was shaken. An earthquake of magnitude 9.0, which is now referred to as the Great East Japan Earthquake, or the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, occurred approximately 70 kilometres east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. The earthquake, which is the most powerful known … Continue reading

Knit for Japan

Knit for Japan

I just stumbled upon this initiative and had to share it with you all: Knit for Japan! Here’s what it’s all about: Website: knitforjapan.wordpress.com How can you help? Are you good in knitting or crochet and interested in putting your skills to use for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake? This is the place to … Continue reading

Akari Lantern Project at the Thames Festival

Last weekend the Thames Festival took place in London. The Thames Festival celebrated the mixture of different cultures present in London, including Polish, Brazilian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. The Japanese community was represented by the Akari Lantern Project, organised by the Japan Society of the UK and lots of volunteers. During the day, there was … Continue reading

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

Charity at Hyper Japan

This is, finally, my last post about Hyper Japan (which happened in July). Sorry it’s taken me so long to write about everything, but there was just so much cool stuff there! As well as all the amazing displays of Japanese culture (both modern and traditional), there was an important theme of “Genki Giving“. Throughout … Continue reading

Japan at the Mayor’s Thames Festival

Japan seems to be popular in the UK this year, which is good for me! I’ve just learnt that the Mayor’s Thames Festival in London will be featuring a Taiko and Lantern Parade. Here are the details, taken from the Japan Society of the UK website: TAIKO and LANTERN PARADE Evening, Sunday 11th September 2011 … Continue reading

Music and entertainment at Hyper Japan

Hyper Japan 2011 was held at Olympia Two in London from 22nd – 24th July, and I attended on all three days. There was so much to take in at the event – at times it was almost overwhelming. It was much bigger than I expected, and there were more people than I think anyone … Continue reading

Personal update (plus cute stuff!)

Hi folks! I just thought I’d check in with a personal update as I haven’t been online quite as much recently. As most of you will know, I came back from Japan in April, and have been living in Bognor Regis since then. It was never my intention to stay in Bognor long, but it … 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

Uniqlo Save Japan! T-shirt

After a little bit of faffing around, I finally have my Uniqlo Save Japan! T-shirt! 😀 The T-shirts were launched in June, and I decided to stay up for the 1am launch to ensure that I got the T-shirt I wanted. There are ten different designs, all designed by famous people (Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, … Continue reading