fall foliage forecast for 2017

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)

when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):

Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

seasonal flowers:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The earthquake in Chile and tsunamis

A huge earthquake occurred in Chile yesterday, causing tsunamis, which is washing ashore in Japan now. But they have not caused serious damage.
Fifty years ago, tsunamis generated by a large earthquake in Chile (1960 Valdivia earthquake) killed 140 people in Japan. So people experienced the tsunamis feared them.
The areas damaged in Tohoku region at that time have heavy-duty coastal levees and highways go not by near the sea but in the mountains.

Although The full scale of the earthquake's devastation are not known, I am sorry for the suffering of people in Chile.

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