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Anyone savvy on this?
Originally posted by nougiehauserMD
If this thread by "Mr Thunder" is the one I'm thinking of, he brought on the "negative experience" himself. The poster I'm thinking of went too great pains to let each and every one of us know just how financially well off he was- something along the lines of "sitting in my penthouse hotel room sipping a glass of chauteau homeaux '79".
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by Partygirl
could this in any way be seen by the japanese government as a threat to national security?
If they are hiding anything... sticking your neck out is probobly not the best idea.
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by Partygirl
First thank you for the reporting
So how do the people feel about the current situation? Is panic in the air yet? Is there a discrepancy between what the officials are saying verses actual damage/danger? Is there any talk of major evacuations? With as many earthquakes in that area, almost on a daily basis, are there a lot of tremors?
Hope you stay safe and I hope the Japanese are able to make some kind of progress over there.
Originally posted by hotbread
If I were you, I would try and find out were the workers residence complex is and see if you can interview some of them about their version of events.
Originally posted by FreedomCommander
reply to post by Partygirl
Can you try posting a photo of the sky in the place your staying at? That will be helpful.
Originally posted by Ben81
Nice trip for how long you stay there ?
i would love to go there even now after the 3 meltdown
did you had to take iodine pills or any medication before going there ?
and do you speak japanese ? its a hard language to learn
Can you post pictures of the beautiful japan
and the interesting sites you have visited
people you have spoken with and before eating your meal
take a pic of your plate mmmmm
Thank you and take care
edit on 4/24/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Partygirl
Hello ATS, I don't know how many of you remember that I was here in Tokyo during the earthquake and subsequent events last year. To provide a brief rundown, I was doing missionary work in Tokyo at the time and stayed for a few weeks after, but being rather badly "rattled" (ha-ha) I had a kind of nervous collapse plus became worried about the radiation and other things, so I returned back to the USA, my home, and worked as a clothing salesperson in a mall for most of the year since then.
Now I have returned to Tokyo after being very fortunate to get a job teaching English in Japan (a common job for foreigners here). I am very happy to be back! I will be here for at least a year if all goes well!
Last night I had dinner with Mr. Silent Thunder, an ATS member whose business takes him back and forth between Tokyo and Vladivostok, Russia pretty frequently. Mr. Thunder was a real generous gentleman to take me out to a fancy kaiseki ryori welcome dinner in Ginza, for which I thank him!!! It was just about the best meal I've had in months, yearrs, maybe ever. Very tasty! Thanks Silent!
Mr. Thunder and I had a long talk in which he stated that he had a more or less negative experience last year "reporting from Tokyo" for ATS during the events of 2011, and he wants no part of doing that anymore, but I have a slightly different feeling about things, so I will be happy to answer questions, put up photos when I can, and generally make myself available to do legwork checking things out around Tokyo for ATS, if you guys want. I have a small dosimeter geiger counter so I can take readings from the air and will be doing so while I'm here. Thus far, my readings have been normal. I will tell you if it gets dangerous! Of course I cant measure the food and water this way, which makes me nervous. But it is a risk I decided to take!
So, this thread will be about my experiences here. Like I said, I'll be answering questions and checking things out for anyone who is interested, but I have come up with a few ground-rules, so here they are:
- I'm kind of busy so if I don't get to your questions or can't answer them, please have some understanding.
- I'm poor, I don't have the money to be running all over the place checking things out. It's a pretty spartan gig I have for myself, I can barely feed myself on the cheap salary they offfer but I'm not complaining! At least I have a job in a place I want to be, right? But my mobility is limited.
- I'm not going to try to prove I'm here, because its impossible. This is the key lesson Mr. Thunder taught me. You either believe it or you don't. And I don't want to give out info that could compromise my privacy. I will, however, be putting up some photos, probably starting tomorrow. I hope you guys like them!
I really want to try to get as close to Fukushima as possible by taking a train-trip up there but it will probably be a while before I can do that, so I'm basically stuck in Tokyo now (not a bad place to be stuck! )
OK, that's all for now. My job starts real soon and I'm excited! See you guys later, love, gaijin-house-living partygirl.edit on 4/24/2012 by Partygirl because: (no reason given)