Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2017

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

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/expectation.html

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

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/

https://weathernews.jp/s/koyo/

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/


Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/


seasonal flowers:




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

few good news

TV stations are still reporting on the present situation in the afflicted areas. They are delivering many bad news and few good news.  The full spectrum of the earthquake damage has yet to be revealed, but the situation is getting better.

I have received good news.
Although I didn't write about one of my cousins, his wife and son on my blog, they live in Tagajo City that is located about 3km from the Sanriku Coast.
His father could communicate with him, but we couldn't confirm his family's safety. We heard that the city was one of the tsunami-hit regions.
Today his father said on the phone that the safety of his wife and son was confirmed.

Compared to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, it took us a long time to confirm afflicted people's safety. The stench of muddy water and piles of rubble are preventing rescuers from finding and rescuing  the victims.

The transportation was disrupted this morning, but nobody complained about it. Everyone says, "Considering the current situation of the victims, I can't complain."

The problematic nuclear power plants are in serious condition.

2 comments:

  1. Many of us here in San Francisco are very concerned about Japan. Our Nihonmachi is starting a fund-raising effort, and many businesses and stores are doing the same. We want to do what little we can to help the Japanese people...

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  2. Thank you for your kindness and support.
    I also wish affected people will spend the night at a secure location without further delay.

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