Category Archives: Japan

Population density & physical maps

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Lady Gaga: Japan is open for business

Lady Gaga has been supportive of the country since disaster struck: After participating in the “Songs for Japan” charity album and donating the proceeds of the sale of her “We Pray for Japan” wristband, she will visit the country in … Continue reading

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Travel warnings lifted

US & UK lift Tokyo travel warnings. Traveling to Japan is safe except for the disaster area northeast of Tokyo.

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After the quake

The picture in our newsletter reminded me of other striking pictures of bicycles amid destruction. More at Copenhagenize.

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Tohoku Earthquake – One month later

One month went by since the devastating Tohoku earthquake hit northern Japan, with tsunami and nuclear sorrows in its wake. Although our island of Kyushu is not affected, the events cover the usually cheerful hanami cherry blossom viewing season with … Continue reading

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New Sakura Shinkansen

The new Sakura Shinkansen high speed train service connecting Osaka and Fukuoka with Kagoshima started operation on 12 March 2011. Training to Kagoshima now only takes 4h10min from Osaka or 1h20min from Fukuoka. Watch the video for an impression of … Continue reading

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Earthquake !

The northeast of Japan got struck by a massive earthquake. We are living in the deep south, so we are all safe.

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