aquia From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2600 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.
ronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2561 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?
gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2518 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.
Zentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2449 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.
san747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5011 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2378 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.
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.