Welcome to CHIHEI REPORT,the BLOG that is written by CHIHEI who was retired in April 2010 and now has much time and less money.I show some Information of Quick Trip Tokyo for Foreign Tourists.
11th March is the anniversary day of my father died 4years ago.
Just on this day, there happened M 9.0 Earth Quake and terrible big Tsunami attacked the 500km long coast area of Pacific Ocean side of Tohoku and Kanto area, North East part of Japan.
The number of the dead people is 11,362 and the unknown people is 18,299 at this moment, the end of March. This figure is of course the worst one in Japanese Natural Disasters.
Besides the big Tsunami Wave some of them 15m high that nobody imagine so tall attacked the Nuclear Electric Plants in Fukusima prefecture and cause very serious damages.
My wife who lives in north part of Sendai is safe fortunately and stayed at the Shelter for three days though the south part of Sendai near seaside was terribly damaged.
The water and the electricity came back in 3days in Sendai but they say that it will take almost 1month for Gus in this area.
But she is still happier than the refugees in isolate area in Iwate prefecture or the people escaped from the radioactivity from Fukusima.
11th March was also the day for me to start to Havana in Cuba for my anniversary travel of retirement. According to my plan I go to my wife's house in Sendai at 11th and go to Narita airport at 15th of March then leave for Toronto in Canada then reach at Havana.
In my plan I could enjoy the historical Spanish towns and beautiful coast in Cuba and come back at 30th March, yesterday. But I cancelled the tour just one day before the tour.
Because it is impossible for me to I go to Havana and sing and dance with cute Cuban girls leaving my wife in the shelter. I am afraid that I can't enjoy at all.
I really hate this terrible Earth Quake and Tsunami.
フクロウと一緒、西池袋の自由学園明日館にて。 Thank you for your minding our disaster in Japan. Two weeks has passed since the Tohoku Kanto Big Earth Quake M 9.0 happened and the number of victims is increasing everyday. 10,489 people died and 19,429 people are still unknown at the moment of 27th March, Sunday morning.
The wide area of the pacific ocean side of North East part of Japan was damaged by Tsunami and earth quake and the Fukusima Nuclear Electric Plants accident level 6 caused by Tsunami.
Many people in the all over the world are very anxious about our difficulty and send many kinds of help.
Gunter and Ellen, Jerry and Dorothy, Paola and Mario and family, Amidt, Carl, Miranda, Darlene, my English teachers and all of my foreign friends I am quite safe in Tokyo.
My wife in Sendai had stayed for three days in a shelter but now came home though there is no gas yet.
My daughter in Ibaraki is also safe and now preparing to go to Sendai for her new job as a mental counselor especially for children after the disaster.
Yesterday afternoon I and my daughter and her friend from Sendai had a little farewell party in Tokyo. I am sitting with a stone Owl in Tomorrow House Hall designed by Frank Lloyd Wright who is a famous architect from Wisconsin in U.S.A.
The difficulty is so big but we shall overcome and rebuilt Japan with co-operation, courage and the cool wisdom of owl. (2011/3/28)
地震で転んだシマウマ？ A zebra slipped and fell down in Omote-Sando Avenue.
Though it was Saturday, there walk not so many people on the Omote-Sando street, one of the fashionable streets in Tokyo.
Because of the Damages include a explosion of the roof or fire and the danger of the melt down of Fukusima Nuclear Power Plants we are saving Electricity in Tokyo. So that Trains run almost half and stores close earlier and it's better for us to stay in houses.
But at last, the brave Firemen of Tokyo Fire government has just succeeded to stop the fire of the plants on Saturday night.
It is really a good news for all.(2011/3/20)
The Huge Earth Quake in East Japan One day and half has passed since the big Earth Quake, The East Japan Earth Quake Disaster happened yesterday afternoon. The terrible damages have been clearer and that makes us surprised very deeply because it is too huge and serious. Some friends sent me e-mails and I would show you in some categories.
この災害情報は、映像とともに全世界に発信されました。イタリアのパオラ、アメリカのギュンター、ミランダ、ドイツのカールから、安否についてのメールやコメントが届きました。みんな、津波の映像に驚いています。 Mails from abroad
Because of the progress of Information Technology, it is very rapid to send a news all over the world. Paola in Italy and Gunter in S.F sent me kind e-mail asking if my family is OK. They were shocked by the news that the terrible Tsunami over the rice field and town in Natori area or the big fire in Kesen-Numa area.
Miranda in U.S.A. gave me a kind comment and pray for victims. Thank you.
And I have just received a kind e-mail from Carl who is studying now in France or German.
日生協の職員や親類からは、11日の夜に、何時間もかけて徒歩で帰宅したとのメールが届きました。一方、職場に宿泊して、翌日帰宅した人もいます。うーん、一概には言えませんが、無理に帰宅しない方がいいかもしれない。 The traffic problem to return home
In Tokyo many transformation system was down because of the earth quake at Friday night.
Many business men and women ｔried to come home on foot. There were long line of workers on the main road from the center of Tokyo to the suburbs .
In some companies they stayed the night at the office and come home next morning because the next day was Saturday.
英語補助教員の仕事をしているウイニーからは、大地震に驚き怖かったこと、どうしたらいいか分からない時に同僚の先生が泊めてくれて助かったとのメールがきました。 a Foreign worker
An American girl, Winny who is working as an assistant of English teacher of an Elementary school was shocked against the big earth quake that she has never known. She was so scared and confused that she was lucky when one of her colleagues asked Winny very kindly to stay at her house at that night.
聴覚障害で一人暮らしのＥさんからも、こわかったこと、ガスの復旧がわからず復旧に1時間かかったことなどを聞きました。 a Handicapped lady
Ms. E who is deaf and lives alone is scared by the earth quake and it took more than one hour to recover the stopped Gas. Sometimes it is hard for handicapped persons to ask for help by themselves. We should mind and help these people.
仙台の避難所の妻からは、無事だけど携帯の充電が切れるとのメールが入り、その後音信不通です。もちろん、メールもなかなかつながりませんでした。 The mail from the Victims in Sendai.
It is difficult to contact with the victims because there come so many calls at one time.
Besides the mobile phone will be out of the battery soon.
I can't recommend this Chocolate Muffin for night dish.
You can make this sweets very easily with English Muffin and chocolate. It is especially sweet when the chocolate starts melting because the bread is hot.
But I am sorry that I can't recommend this sweets to eat in the night before going to bed.
It is too dangerous not only for your health but also your weight control. I agree it is difficult to avoid this sweets even so you know the danger. Generally speaking the danger it is the more attractive it will be.
My English teacher,Dr.Sehfeldt sent me an article of S.F.Chronicle telling about the travel to Cuba.
He is very kind to send me this information because he knows that I am now thinking about to visit at Habana in Cuba with my university friend, Yasu who is a specialist of Spanish and South America.
I know that it is forbidden for American citizens to visit at Cuba because the American government doesn't like Mr. Castro even so he is so old.
Since the bankrupt of the Communism in Soviet Union style Cuba had suffered very hard time in their economy. But they have found a very profitable industry in Cuba since the end of Last Century.
They have changed from Communism to Tourism that is very profitable industry and suitable to Cuba that has many historical places, some of them are the world heritages and beautiful coasts and mountains.
Besides the Cuban music is very popular and attractive and for the old car mania this island is a paradise. If you have interests in American literature you should stay at the Hotel Ambos Mundos that is Hemingway's favorite hotel.
Even the famous communist Ernesto Guevara is also one of the resources of tourism.
Because of these reasons many tourists from European countries and Canada visit and enjoy Cuba. When you visit Havana, you find that the streets are filled with tourists from all over the world. and enjoying the low costs of high-rise Cuban resorts in Varadero beach, in Holguin, Cayo Coco and elsewhere. It says.
The writer of this article expects that the American Congress will ultimately put an end to this counterproductive policy. (2011/2/6)