Archivo para el mes March, 2011

How I lived the greatest earthquake in the history of Japan – Part 5

Por kirai el 24 de March de 2011 en Various

On Sunday I go out to the street to walk around the city. 80% of subway lines in Tokyo are already running and we can move with certain liberty. I can see how the Shinkansen service to the south-west of Japan is running smoothly: Bullet train coming out of Tokyo Station on Sunday morning. There […]

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How I lived the greatest earthquake in the history of Japan – Part 4

Por kirai el 23 de March de 2011 en Various

I receive e-mails from colleagues and friends that can’t go home, others say that they have been walking for seven hours, almost 30km. Hotels in downtown Tokyo are full. News from the situation in the north continue to arrive and the number of victims starts to grow. I have to sleep next to a backpack […]

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How I lived the greatest earthquake in the history of Japan – Part 3

Por kirai el 22 de March de 2011 en Various

More and more people come to the park. I sit down in a rock next to some bushes with flowers, but just after sitting down I feel how the rock starts to vibrate. Trees and lamp posts around the park shake following the aftershocks that arrive every 10-20 minutes. We are still trying to use […]

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How I lived the greatest earthquake in the history of Japan – Part 2

Por kirai el 21 de March de 2011 en Various

We calm down as the tremors of the earthquake start to decrease. The water in the fish tank is running through the floor approaching our feet. I feel very dizzy, my hands and my jaw are shaking out of control. My colleague Wada-san is the first one to stand up, even though we are still […]

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How I lived the greatest earthquake in the history of Japan – Part 1

Por kirai el 13 de March de 2011 en Various

I work in the 11th floor of a 12-floor building built by Shimizu Corporation in 2009; the building is supposed to withstand very powerful earthquakes. Shimizu Corporation is one of the world leaders in earthquake-resistant construction technologies. I was working in the 11th floor of this building. We were in a meeting room in the […]

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Flowers as a hobby

Por kirai el 09 de March de 2011 en Society

Japanese people love flowers. Japanese language is very rich in vocabulary related to flowers and they have many hobbies like ikebana (flower arrangement) dedicated to the world of flowers. There are many parks and gardens that have sections exclusively dedicated to flower cultivation. Last week I went to one of the largest ones in Tokyo, […]

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Costumes at Tokyo Marathon

Por kirai el 04 de March de 2011 en Various

The Tokyo Marathon, one of the most popular marathons in the world, was held some days ago in Tokyo, more than 30,000 runners participated in it. Some people was not happy enough only by running the 42 km, they wanted to do it with a costume! There is fabulous compilation of pictures in Un Gato […]

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26 year old kid turns 400,000 dollars into 4 million dollars in 3 days

Por kirai el 03 de March de 2011 en Society

Some days ago a 26 year old Japanese guy bought 33 million yen (290,000 EUR/400,000 USD) of oil futures and 3 days later he had 322 million yen (4 million USD/2,85 million EUR) in his pocket thanks to the abrupt rise of oil prices caused by the Libyan crisis. A little bit of luck that […]

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