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Japan Earthquakes 2011 Animated Graphic

I found this fascinating animated graphic which shows the date and the magnitude of each and every earthquake that was felt across Japan last year. It’s all fairly unremarkable right up until around March 9 when a few big ones hit off the north east coast, and then the big one hits on March 11 which triggers the massive tsunami and thousands...Read More

Discovering the stunning natural beauty of Fukushima

Gee its warm here in Fukushima, Japan this year. Everyday is 35 degrees, apart from the odd ‘cool’ day which only hits 31/32. Even overnight temps are only dropping down to the mid 20s. Beer & Air Conditioner sales are up, and people are going missing trying to beat the heat in the mountains of...Read More

Japan 2009

Back in Tas, 5 weeks in Japan has come and gone…As well as our personal travels, there were quite a few news stories that made the trip interesting – firstly, the great Momo (peach) crisis of 2009 in Fukushima. The rainy season basically didn’t end this year, and summer was “cancelled” in northern Japan. This meant...Read More

A Walk in the Mountains

Okunikkawa is a great little ravine, of fast flowing river rapids and waterfalls deep in the mountains between Sendai and Yamagata in northern Honshuu. We copped a heap of rain, but still managed to sneak in a few pics: