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How Are Things In Japan These Days?  
User currently offlineaquia From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

My 26 year old son tells me it is O.K. there. He's been there 3 times since the quake. He loves Japan and its people so much ,sometimes I feel he'might not be leveling with me. Anybody knows the factors on the ground there. We live in the U.S. on the east coast.


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User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2113 times:

I'm in Tokyo and it's fine except we never know when we'll have rolling blackouts. Tepco, is barely able to meet demand even with all the energy reduction measures people and business have taken.

User currently offlineronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2110 times:

I don't know!

There hasn't been much on the news lately other than the reactor story. Anything about how daily life may be returning to normal is hard to find. The most recent thing I heard on the radio this morning was that a couple of nearby Ontario autoplants will have to temporarily shut down because of a Japanese-supplied parts shortage. Kind of fits that old expression " all news is local news", eh?

What I've learned on this forum from other honourable members is that if you want to follow-up on stories or get a little more in-depth on them, then you have to develop your own Internet news sources beyond the mainline ones.

In your case, perhaps an English-language paper in Japan with a website?


User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1612 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2106 times:

Quoting ronglimeng (Reply 2):
In your case, perhaps an English-language paper in Japan with a website?

As I am going to Japan for the first time in Oct. I'm also very interested in this. Here is what i found;

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
http://www.japantoday.com/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/



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User currently offlinegocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

All I can tell you besides what you're reading or listening on the news, things are slowly getting better. I just spent 2 hours talking to my wife on the phone after our evacuation to Kyushu Islands and she is at her parent's house in Yamagata City and things are usually normal at this time. Grocery items are stocked to full capacity unlike it was 3 weeks ago with the expection of milk and yogurt. Gasoline is back to normal. Radiation in the air is normal. Sendai was reporting 0.07 millisieverts/hr a few days ago aswell most of Japan are slightly above normal but posed no risk. Certainly, lives in Japan has changed drastically and when I first arrived in Japan in 2007, it has been totally different.

Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 1):
except we never know when we'll have rolling blackouts.

The rolling blackouts have been cancelled for the most of the time in the Kanto Plains area. I've only experienced one rolling blackout so far and this was in Yamato.


User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting gocaps16 (Reply 4):
The rolling blackouts have been cancelled for the most of the time in the Kanto Plains area. I've only experienced one rolling blackout so far and this was in Yamato.

Yeah, but we constantly have to check and it's hard to plan things in advance. For example, if you check the Yahoo setsuden page, the blackouts for tomorrow are still scheduled. I'm guessing they'll cancel it, but you never know.

I actually have NTT scheduled to come over during the blackout timeslot for my group so I might have to reschedule.


User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

I have a friend and a cousin out there, one from Tokyo and the other further south, and from what I've seen, it seems pretty normal for them. My friend even celebrated his son's first birthday with his Japanese wife's family a few days ago.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Quoting ronglimeng (Reply 2):
There hasn't been much on the news lately other than the reactor story.

Check http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html

Quoting ronglimeng (Reply 2):
Anything about how daily life may be returning to normal is hard to find. The most recent thing I heard on the radio this morning was that a couple of nearby Ontario autoplants will have to temporarily shut down because of a Japanese-supplied parts shortage.

This has nothing to do with the nuclear powerplant but with the fact that many Japanese car companies have their factories in the affected area.

Jan


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