Every day brings new shocks to Japan. This one today was that the radioactivity measured around Fukushima #2 is 1000 times higher than the leaked water in the basement, but 10 million times higher than the usual cooling water for the reactor. I fear this omission, but I wonder why there is never a mention about any plutonium leakage from Fukushima #3. The deaths are just at around 9,500. However, click on some photos of pets at the tsunami site. Incidentally, Shanghai now has a one dog per family policy, but they're considering relaxing the one child limit.
I've noticed that you rarely see a beggar in Japan, but you do see teams of Japanese students collecting money for the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster.
They scream their pleas as loud as they can to get your attention. I don't see much money, though, being donated. They need to re-think their strategy, for people are trying to avoid them.
As you can see to the left, there is a huge pile of sliced cabbage, rice and miso soup. I had a beer and hot sake. Like in 95% of the restaurants throughout the Orient (Singapore, Thailand, China, South Korea, Japan), the background music was American, and this is usually soft jazz from the 50's, Frank Sinatra, or something similar. Absolutely fabulous lunch. At 2:45 when I left, the place was still filled.
I noticed there was an outdoor seafood grill your own restaurant, which smelled great, and is something I should try someday:
These restaurants are located at the Nagasaki Port tourist complex:
two ships per year. They copied the craft of Japanese porcelain, who themselves borrowed the technique from Korea. You've of course heard of Imari porcelain, where a bowl can cost $2,000.
On the way back, I noticed a pachinko parlor called:
blossoming in DC, I wonder if they will be there to greet me where the Atomic Bomb fell.
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