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Creation Date: 04-26-2010 10:46 PM
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the water does not try
to reflect the moon
and the moon has no desire
to be reflected
but when the clouds clear
there is the moon in the water
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In Miscellaneous Earthquake 3: random fragments Entry Tools Rating: 5 Stars!
  #49 New 03-18-2011 03:39 AM
Earthquake 3: random fragments This is another post about the serious situation in Japan. It is not about budo. Some random fragments from twitter and other places.

Great advice any time
"Please prepare for aftershock, control your activity and be careful not to put yourself into confusion."
From the Kodokan (world judo headquarters) home page

Rip-off
British Airways. Return fare to the UK quoted to a guy before the quake: 55,000 yen (say $700) per person.
Return fare to the UK quoted to him after the quake (same flight, same day): 600,000 yen (say $7,500) per person.

Tears
Read on BBC. A nine-year-old boy who lost his family in the tsunami is searching for them. Of course he didn't have any photos. So he drew pictures.

Surprise
An Italian rescue group arrived in Japan to find that the level of radiation in Tokyo was lower than in Rome.

Double punch
When all this is over who is going to want to buy rice or fruit or vegetables from Fukushima?

Crisis (mis)management parallel
"A potentially catastrophic technological problem, an incomplete crisis response plan, misleading early information, divided private and public authority, ineffective initial actions."
This is about the BP oilspill not Fukushima

Not confidence-inspiring
TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) and METI (the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) have a history of covering up nuclear incidents.

When experts warn you, listen
"Japan was warned more than two years ago by the international nuclear watchdog that its nuclear power plants were not capable of withstanding powerful earthquakes, leaked diplomatic cables reveal."

Cool
Takehiko Inoue, the artist and creator of the hugely popular Slam Dunk and Vagabond comics, has been drawing a series of pictures called Smile to pray for the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Other artists did similar things.

Very cool
Sandra Bullock donated one million dollars to the Japan relief effort.

Help
Donate if you can. Buy a T-shirt or something else if you need to. But please help.

Donate
See the links in my previous Earthquake and Earthquake 2 posts.
http://storify.com/1rick/japan-quake-how-can-i-help
http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/featu...w-you-can-help
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-dev...ami-earthquake
http://couponcravings.com/2011/03/10...f-efforts.html you can donate $1 just by clicking like Voskos yogurt on facebook

Charity buys
http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/featu...0-charity-buys

or send some socks!
http://jasonkelly.com/helpjapan/

links
overview http://www.economist.com/node/18398748/
Ryu Murakami on not leaving (I put this in the comments section of my last post) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/op...7Murakami.html
Nuclear industry cover-ups in Japan http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Bungli...885431440.html
Crisis management failures http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/cris...lures_jap.html
Japanese government warned of dangers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...bles-show.html
cool bilingual tripletwitter Earthquake news feed http://dl.dropbox.com/u/103709/perma...ke/jishin.html

cool art Good Luck Japan (Gambare!) by Basil Lim http://www.flickr.com/photos/firewatersun/5534793891/ photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/firewat...th/5534793891/ used under creative commons licence




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#8 03-20-2011 01:11 AM
niall Says:
Gracias, Carina
#7 03-19-2011 06:38 AM
#6 03-19-2011 01:23 AM
niall Says:
Thanks, Carina. Thanks for your fast translations. This is the link to the first page of that NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/wo...16workers.html
#5 03-19-2011 01:01 AM
niall Says:
Thank you, Francis. Yes you are absolutely right, budo training hopefully prepares us to deal calmly and courageously with anything the world throws at us! I've known Rosso for many years - I'm sure he's keeping aikido on the right direction in New Zealand. NZ had its own earthquake tragedy in Christchurch in February.
#4 03-18-2011 03:40 PM
(continued) and here the article of NYTimes, they are mentioning in El Pais and here one of today of El Universo, Ecuador in spanish too, but you can read it with the translator
#3 03-18-2011 03:39 PM
Hi Niall, your post is very interesting again, thanks. I'd like to add about real heroes: the technical staff who work inside the nuclear power plant pumping again and again sea water to contain the heating of the cores.In the article of El Pais, they are saying that the before called "50 of Fukushima" are now 180
#2 03-18-2011 11:57 AM
aikishihan Says:
Hi again, don't you hate these 500 letter limits? Thanks again for your wonderfully appropriate observations and quotes in this time of crisis affecting all who care. Yosh! Ganbatte imasu! francis
#1 03-18-2011 11:49 AM
aikishihan Says:
Greetings Niall, Who sez that dealing with threats and crisis is not a Budo event? Rather, isn't this what our training prepares us for, dealing with the unknown, with courage, unconditional dedication to principle, and with perseverance? Ganbare indeed! Had lunch with an old mate, Rosso Fernandez of Aukland, who had a one day layover in Los Angeles. Says hello, and remembers your excellent uke duties for the late Arikawa Shihan. francis
 




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