Author: Erik

Earthquake in Japan : new heavy shock
By: Date: March 12, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New heavy shock in northeastern Japan’s of magnitude 6.6 to about 40km depth, while news agencies tell us that the number of missing has risen to much more than 10,000. At least 1,700 confirmed dead. 300 bodies found in Rikuzentakata. Good news for the plant in Fukushima : the depressurization of thecontainment module of reactor 1 have been successful, but…

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The Japan earthquake in Tokyo
By: Date: March 11, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , ,

The capital Tokyo was one of several cities of Japan shaken by dozens of subsequent aftershocks – some 15 minutes apart – culminating in several large shocks on both coasts of Honshu as the weekend started. The Japanese government’s top spokesman, Yukio Edano, said the country was sending troops to the quake-hit areas as the self-defence…

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Worst earthquake disaster in the Japan history
By: Date: March 11, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , , , , , , ,

It was the worst in the Japan’s history and the seventh worst ever in the world, the powerful earthquake that on Friday afternoon local time, struck the northeastern coast of Japan, including Tokyo. The quake has reached an intensity of no less than 8.9 degrees on Richter scale and generated a tsunami that arrived in the port…

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Tsunami in Sendai
By: Date: March 11, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , , , , , ,

Following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan earlier today, the following airports are now closed: Tokyo’s Narita Airport Tokyo’s Haneda Airport Sendai Airport (Tsunami has totally flooded Sendai airport, airport evacuated) The earthquake and subsequent tsunami has put Sendai Airport underwater and has resulted in a total evacuation of the airport, the below picture show the…

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Earthquake in Japan: 8.9 Richter. 10 meters of tsunami warning
By: Date: March 11, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The devastating earthquake that hits Japan has reached an huge intensity : two shocks, which hit northeastern Japan, causing 32 confirmed deaths in the east of Tokyo, and a still undetermined number of wounded but still very high, both in the capital and in the northern prefecture of Miyagi . The Tokyo government has decided to declare…

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Mt Fuji Day
By: Date: February 27, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,Tradition Tags: , , , , ,

February 23 has been designated Mt Fuji Day in Japan. The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a height of 3776 meters, on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, with an almost perfectly conical volcano…

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Setsubun is approaching: Eho-Maki
By: Date: February 2, 2011 Categories: Festival,Lifestyle,News,Tradition Tags: , , , , , ,

On February 3 is the famous festival of Setsubun. One of the many traditions that japanese people follow during this holiday is to eat a Eho-maki. : in this tradition, you need to eat this kind of food all in a row looking towards successful year, that for this year 2011 is south-southeast. Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival…

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The rise of the new king of sumo Hakuho
By: Date: January 30, 2011 Categories: News,Sport,Sumo Tags: , , , , ,

The Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho has become the third person in history to win six consecutive world titles, winning a few days ago the last sumo tournament, the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. As the only yokozuna currently in office, this is the eighteenth overall title of the sample…

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Check the view of Mount Fuji from Tokyo
By: Date: January 17, 2011 Categories: News Tags: , ,

The cold and the wind in recent days in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has allowed to sweep away the smog and once the clouds have gone away, in the background reappeared Mount Fuji. Under normal conditions and especially during the hottest periods, it is virtually impossible to see the mountain from the capital. It is then…

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