|EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
|This is one kind of sadness of human era,
yet this is done by all natural power of
earth (except Fukushima nuclear power plant).
One can be wise if possible to learn the
same wisdom as these people who actually
faced the event seen on Youtube. Some words
you may catch/hear is translated into English
hereunder (scroll down bit below of this
Asakusa had only minor damage in limited
nubmer of old wooden house. Tokyo bay area,
mainly Urayasu, got liquefaction (liquid
type of dirt comes up from underneath, which
is not due to drain damage). 30km north of
downtown Tokyo, say Omiya, had their Japanese
style roof (kawara-yane) fell off.
|When something sad, terrible, difficult happened
to us, we tend to think it is not fair. But
in the end, what end? we have to use our
most careful thoughtful mind to consider,
probably it takes 10 years or even 50 years
to understand, but in the end, it DOES pay
off. All burdens we experience look like
unnecessary items at the moment, but it surely
will change its shape becoming food of our
soul/heart. Everyone (no exception) can learn
this life-theory from someone's experience,
but if you were crying over someone's sadness,
if you felt worry for someone's facing difficulties,
you are the one who can complete your mission
of life. All 7 billions people are no difference
to us ourselves. Thanks for all the kind
passion and compassion.
|Who says that Japan is unique country? Only
the country which became this rich in culture
after being destroyed down to zero (WW2)?
All the nation and all the area around the
world is the same (again, no exception).
Despite location, era, sex, age, belief,
financial or whatever status, single or married,
single-parent or lost-both-parents, job or
jobless, with paper/license or without, if
we could hang in there with our teeth gritted,
yes, endurance we need to overcome all the
difficulties, yes, love we need to share
to conquer the sadness, hopefully with vision
of love and vision of peace in full color
in each of our brains, we can reach there
in the end (actually right at this moment).
Good example drama/movie is Oshin if you had spare time.
|Regardless all 50 nuke power plants all over
Japan are either shut-down or under maintenance
(during some 2011-2015 period of time), OK
(^_^) maybe it sounds like joke, but if you
need a personal shelter capsule, Noah? it is actually the Sun = Taiyo in Japanese is the life saver when earthquake or tsunami
happened. Be careful, though, when fire occurs!
The year 2011 had more than 10,500 earthquakes
in Japan which was more than 7 - 8 times
of normal year. After 4 years of "earth
movement" we would like to believe that
the plate tectonics activity already got
|Fukushima Daiichi (Number One) Nuclear Power
Plant Live Camera can be seen at this page. Watching this does not ease pain, but at
least you can find that it is under control?!
|Worries a lot since you know someone here
in Japan? You may check most updated earthquake
report at Kishocho (Meteological Agency).
|Tokyo is trying to control the usage of electric
power especially in hot summer days. So far
no sudden black-out (power shortage) happened
yet, but it is said to be safe and stable
if not exceeded 95 percent (consumption/supply)
which you may check this page every hour every day. We are noticing that
these recent year has green-house phenomenon
which makes whole 3 months of June-July-August
somewhat August-August-August (super hot
months!). Nothing to do with weather, but
TEPCO's stock fell to 1/10th one time (JPY2,000
|Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology is monitoring the figure/number
of radioactivity level in every prefecture
(state/province), and it looks like some
places are worse than Chernobyl. Have to
listen your own heart, not always (many times?)
government is right. MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries) prohibited the rice
planting in the red zone (dead zone?). Daily
radioactivity level is available on this page. Amazingly, still rain and dust (called
Fallout) are contaminated with Cs-134 and
Cs-137 in many parts of estern Japan (including
Tokyo), which you can find on this page. Japan is paying a lot, not only money.......
|Better not to visit this area and not to live long in this area if you are young (physically growing age),
please. Fukushima prefecture radioactivity
measurement map is available at this page. Some of our relatives are there living
for this long even after the leak of Fukushima
nuclear plants, saying their life (including
ancestors and spirits) is based there in
Fukushima, very Japanese and/or Asian way
of viewing the fact. Our ancestors' spirits
are with the soil there. Tokyo's updated
results can be found at this page.
|Ikebukuro Bosaikan has facilities called Earthquake Simulation
Section where you can experience the great
mega giant earthquake similar or more JMA
(Japanese Meteorological Agency) Seismic
Intensity of March 11th, 2011. Are you ready?
Here's PDF in English. There is a direct bus service (TOEI BUS)
#63 and #64 from Asakusa to Ikebukuro.
|Clips below are REAL and surreal, those who
had not yet experienced near-death can learn
a lot from the event. You don't know them?
They are not your friends nor families nor
|Uwa ugoiteru = wow, it's moving
ie nagasareteru = house is forced to be washed
Yabe = terrible
Hontoda = really
Yabai yabai baka ikunayo = stupid, please
do not go (that way)
ie ga ugoiteru = house is moving
Higadeta or hideta = fire lit up
Anokuruma nande magatteittenno = why that
car is turning into (that corner towards
Magattetta tsunami kitennoni = turned around?
despite tsunami is reaching?
Ale ale = that that
Owatta = the end
Shinjirarene = unbelievable
Tsubureta = crashed down
Usso = a lie?
Kokomade kurunokana? = coming up to here?
Dameda korya = it ain't no good
Kaimetsudayo = catastrophe
Obaachanwa? = my grand mother (safe)?
Hayaku agatte, agale, agatte kudasai = quick
hurry up move up, please
hayaku agale agale agale = quick move up
move up up up
Yabai yabai anohito yabai isoide = not good
not good at all, that person, hurry up
Yabai agattahouga iitte = not good, better
to be up
Dareka irunoka = is there someone there?
|Sendai Aoba-ku Map
|Kaasan = mom
Nigeyou = let's run away
Daijoubu? = ok?
ie deyo = let's get out of house
Abunai = dangerous
Nigete = run
Hayaku = quick
Denchu abunakunai? = power pole not dangerous?
Mada yureteru = still shaking
Tatte suwatteiruto izatoiutokini = please
stand up, just in case we have to run
Baachantachi daijoubu? = grand mother is
Keitai oitekichatta = forgot to bring mobile
Hainnaide iikara iikara = do not go in (to
the house), ok ok (because I have my mobile
Otoshitekitakamo ienonaka = I might have
dropped somewhere inside the house
Keitai kichi yararetakamo = perhaps antenna
of mobile phone got damaged (by earthquake)
Dame teiden shiteru = no possible, it is
blackout (power off)
Kurumanokagi tottekuru = I will take the
key of the car
Hidoidesu = terrible
|Shinjuku West Exit Map
|Osamattekitakana, osamattandesukane = (the
earthquake is) cooling down
Nanka daijoubu areee = is that really
|Ueniagatte = come up to the higher place
Ueueue = higher higher higher
Takaitokoro = high place
|Chotto korewa hidoi = this is so terrible
Yabai yabai YABAI = oh no, no way, NO
Chotto mazui = big risk
Mizuga ....... = water is .......
|Ke-sen-numa Map Now arigatou gozaimasu, Rolex!
|Hai moshimoshi, ima choudo genbade, choudo
tsunami kitatokorode = Hello, just here I
am, right at tsunami coming
Takadaikara murishinaide anzen na tokoroni
daijoubudesu = a bit high place, safe place,
no problem, I am alright
Wakarimashita ryoukai = Understood, I got