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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

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

Earthquake/Tsunami update

As I wake up this morning in Japan it’s like yesterday was a bad dream. The sun is shining through my balcony window, the sound of traffic outside is normal. It’s peaceful. But as soon as I switch on the TV and log on to the Internet I am reminded of the terrible destruction and … Continue reading

March 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan

This is a follow-up to my earlier post about today’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I wrote my previous post on my cell phone during my lunch break, so I couldn’t provide many details easily. Unfortunately, I had to work until 9pm, so I couldn’t learn more about the disaster until now. So here’s what … Continue reading


While I was in a meeting at work today I felt my biggest earthquake yet. The doors and desks were shaking and rattling, and everything seemed to be moving. It was really scary. I felt so strange inside, too. It was like when you get off a rollercoaster and you can’t find your feet. I … Continue reading