A wonderful story
Who doesn’t like kittens?
These are pretty simple ways to donate/help the relief effort in Japan
Via Mashable: Japan Earthquake And Tsunami: 7 Simple Ways To Help
It feels strange to blog like I normally do. I arrived in Japan on the day the earthquake struck. Almost to the hour. I was in the air over Narita when it hit and I took a picture of our route on the plane. Our plane diverted to Yokota AFB, then we went on to Osaka. That was good luck for me, since that was my final destination. They gave all the passengers a piece of paper as they got off the plane that basically said, “You have arrived in Osaka. Please make hotel and transportation arrangements on your own to get to your final destination”.
Now I’m in Osaka. It’s pretty calm here since it’s not close to the reactor nor the epicenter. I haven’t felt any aftershocks that I know of. My wife and in-laws didn’t feel the quake. Of course, our house is old, it shakes when trucks pass by!
I’ve been to Sendai. They are known for their beef tongue and oysters. A very sad day. This is my Facebook album from my trip 2 years ago.
Various views from around the Net:
IHeartChaos: The Internet Stays Classy
Time: Photo Essays
This is the trailer for and upcoming documentary on game arcades in Japan. Some of the footage is shot in Osaka’s Namba and Shinsaibashi areas. Places I have visited quite a bit.
I can’t decide if this if cool or corny. Both?
I haven’t seen this event in person although I have been to Sapporo quite a few times. VERY good vittles in Sapporo. Sushi, lamb, beer, chocolate, seafood….(drool)
Sapporo Ice Sculptures via Associated Press Online Videos
This looks really cool. probably tastes terrible. I admire any child with the patience enough to sit down and do this.
As a kid, I loved Japanese monster movies! Godzilla, War Of The Gargatuas, Gamera, Mothra, Daimajin, I loved them all. I just figured the anatomy would consist of: 1) A suit and 2) A guy in the suit. Who knew? An Illustrated Anatomy of Gamera and Foes via Pink Tentacle
Pictures of the oddness of Japan. Some of these things look weird if you’re not familiar with the culture. I’m sure there are many “America is Weird” sites out there that make fun of us too!