Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

Earthquake drills

On Thursday morning we had to take part in an earthquake drill. With Japan being one of the most, if not the most, earthquake-prone country in the world, drills like this are routine. I had expected there to be a grand system set in place in order to swiftly whisk people out of their office [...]

Typhoon No. 9

Thursday night saw the arrival of Typhoon No. 9 in Tokyo, and it was a big ‘un: Winds reached speeds of 90 kph, at least two people died, and the city’s transportation network was thrown into chaos.
Meanwhile, I slept through the entire event, waking up at 8am to look out of the living room window [...]