Photo credit My brother who works in Yokohama, Japan's second largest city after the capital Tokyo is back in the Philippines temporarily with his wife and 5 month old baby. He and his small family are among the thousands of foreigners who left Japan after a radiation scare (and most recently, water scare) that gripped … Continue reading Japan and a parent’s nightmare
The Consulate General of Japan in Dubai has released an official statement as to how to donate to the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Relief. Here is the contest of the statement in case the link above is broken or does not work: Donations for 2011 Tohoku district off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake The Consulate-General of … Continue reading How to Donate to Japan from the UAE
I found this viral post in Facebook and I am reposting this in the wake of the earthquake catastrophe in Japan. Here are tweets from people in Japan, real life eyewitness accounts on how the country with people who are sometimes seen as 'cold' on the outside, emotionless, mechanical like robots acted in times of … Continue reading Tweets from Japan in the midst of catastrophic quake
As you might already heard by now or seen in television, a massive earthquake measuring at an intensity of 8.9 on the Richter scale hit the northeastern part of Japan (red circle on the map below) triggering a 10 meter high tsunami that literally swept the coastal towns. It was unbelievable to see the devastation … Continue reading Earthquake in Japan
We just came back from vacation, arrived last night from a 14 hour flight Japan-Dubai via Hong Kong. I'm still at home and will only be back to work next week. Nice. I just spent the whole day in my pj's. Everyone needs a vacation after a vacation, right? After a very satisfying nap and … Continue reading Back in Dubai and shaken!
By now you must have heard already. An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the northwestern province of Niigata, Japan collapsing houses and halting train operations. Casualties are said to increase as people searched through the rubble. A fire broke out in the nuclear reactor site in Kashiwazaki City. A tsunami warning was … Continue reading Earthquake in Niigata Prefecture, again