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3 Years On…

3 Years On…

Today, Tuesday 11th March, marks the 3rd anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. I’ve written on this topic many times, and felt this anniversary couldn’t slip by without a mention. Tohoku, and indeed all of Japan, has been in my mind since that day; a day none of us will ever forget. As … Continue reading

Thoughts on 11th March…

Thoughts on 11th March…

It’s been a funny old day. I woke up at 5.30 this morning and lay in bed staring at my ceiling. I’d just had a bad dream that my flat’s ever-increasing damp problem had spread overnight, but I was reassured to find that my ceiling was still there – I had a roof over my … Continue reading

Guest Post: Words from Tohoku on the 2nd Anniversary

Guest Post: Words from Tohoku on the 2nd Anniversary

Welcome to the first ever guest post on Haikugirl’s Japan! I don’t normally invite guest posts, preferring to write everything myself (this is Haikugirl’s Japan, after all, and my intention is for this blog to be about the way I see Japan). But, for the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami today I really … 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

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

The following text comes from a newsletter I received from TERP London (the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Project). I wouldn’t usually just copy text from somewhere, but this is important information about ways in which we can still help people living in the Tohoku region of Japan who might be having a less merry Christmas than … Continue reading

Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

It was a lucky coincidence that Tsunami, 611 days later, an event organised by TERP London and Sakura Front to remind people about the events of 11th March 2011 in Japan, fell on Remembrance Sunday. Today, instead of a poppy, I wore my white Sakura Front brooch. (Image: Sakura Front) Today’s event, held at SOAS’s … Continue reading