Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ramen regulars & misbehaving boys

Mike started work this week so I’ve been doing a lot of things on my own around Oyama. Aside from errands, I’m now a solo diner. There’s a 24 hour ramen shop across from us that we frequent quite often … Continue reading

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Letter to the media

This is an open letter I will be sending to the publications who have produced bad journalism concerning the earthquake & its aftermath in Japan. To the media, I write to you as an American citizen and former news reporter … Continue reading

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Slices of normalcy

In an otherwise stressful, worry-filled week, we did a few fun things. Last Monday (3/14/10) was White Day in Japan.  We originally planned to go to Tokyo Disneyland that day, but stayed local on account of the earthquake.  Mike and … Continue reading

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Another good article

Found this informative article thanks to TimeOutTokyo’s twitter feed: “Top UK Scientist Lays Out His Fukushima Worst Case Scenario” at BusinessInsider.com. More updates as they come.

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Journalist Wall of Shame

I’m not the only one noticing the biased reporting about the earthquake. There’s a wiki cooperative dedicated to recording some of the bad reporting about the earthquake named the Journalist Wall of Shame: You’ll see links to some of the … Continue reading

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Earthquake information, resources, & links

Aftershocks As I’ve been mentioning, we’ve had earthquakes in Japan everyday since March 11.  I’ve been reporting the ones I notice to the USGS and following up to find out their magnitudes.  This afternoon alone we had a 5.3 and … Continue reading

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We’re doing okay in Oyama

I originally wanted to make a short video explaining what life’s been like the past few days so those who haven’t seen us since the quake (via Skype, of course) could see that we’re doing well.  But, we’re still trying … Continue reading

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