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Intense Tokyo Timelapse Using City Streetlights in Various Forms

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on September 20, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

With dramatic music and lights whizzing by, this stunning time-lapse video offers a trip to Tokyo like no other.

Created by filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo, who lives and works in the city, the hypnotic footage takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of Japan’s capital.

The 24-year-old made Eye Know: Time-lapse Journey Through Highways Surrounding Tokyo, using the illuminating and dazzling street lights of the in artistic splendour. 

Mount Fuji weakened by the great earthquake of 2011: Could its eruption destroy Tokyo?

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


The 2011 earthquake in Japan caused large cracks in the basement. Some hit the foot of Mount Fuji, which increases the pressure of the magma and let fear an eruption.

If he were to erupt, Mount Fuji could it destroy Tokyo? 

The main problem that could cause a volcanic eruption of Mount Fuji is linked to ashes According to the wind, they could expect Tokyo and cover the city from 10 to 15 cm. Disturbances on electronic components arrive and drinking water is threatened, as the health of residents. 

It is virtually unlikely that the magma reaches Tokyo, which is 100 km away. As for the underground cracks that could cause volcanic eruption, they would not reach Tokyo. The volcanic system stops at 50 km from the metropolis, it is unlikely that volcanic fissures exceed this distance. 

A study saying that the risk of rash Fuji-san increased after the earthquake of 2011. What has been the influence of this earthquake on the volcano? 

They began to study this area following the earthquake of 2011, which destroyed part of Fukushima. After the earthquake, they used the new tools to do an ultrasound of the earth. With the tools in the territory, they could retrieve the data up to 6 months before the earthquake. 

There was very little while variations, they were virtually undetectable. Then the earthquake occurred. Suddenly, the sensors have shown great variations and disturbances. was expected that these disturbances would be strongest near the place where the earthquake occurred. 

Japan Whaling Ships Leave for An Antarctic Hunt To Slaughter Whales

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , on December 7, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Two Japanese whaling ships and a surveillance vessel left Saturday for the annual hunt in the Antarctic Sea, Kyodo News said.

The three ships departed from the western port of Shimonoseki to join other ships to hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales through March, the news agency said.

The Fisheries Agency had kept secret the departure date of the whaling fleet as a precaution against obstruction by militant antiwhaling groups such as Sea Shepherd, Kyodo said.

Japan‘s whale hunts have long drawn criticism from activists and foreign governments, but Tokyo defends the practice saying eating whale is part of Japanese culinary tradition.


SourceAgence France Presse

Far south of Tokyo: Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima (l.) a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo

The Japan Coast Guard and earthquake experts said a volcanic eruption has raised the new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo. The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday warning of heavy black smoke from the eruption.

 Kyodo News/AP

English: Japan Coast Guard regions 日本語: 海上保安庁 管区

English: Japan Coast Guard regions 日本語: 海上保安庁 管区 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


7.3 magnitude Earthquake hits Japan, a Tsunami warning no longer valid

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


TOKYO –  An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a  3-foot tsunami warning for a long stretch of Japan’s northeastern coast. It put the magnitude of the quake at 7.1. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.

There were no immediate reports of damage on land. Japanese television images of harbors showed calm waters.

The quake hit at 2:10 a.m. Saturday Tokyo time about 170 miles off Fukushima. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima plant, ordered workers near the coast to move to higher ground. Japanese news service Kyodo said there were no signs of trouble at the plant.

The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles away.

All but two of Japan’s 50 reactors have been offline since the March 2011 magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns and massive radiation leaks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, about 160 miles northeast of Tokyo. About 19,000 people were killed.

‘Once-in-a-decade Typhoon threatens crippled nuclear plant

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Packing heavy rains and winds up to 125 miles per hour, a monster typhoon called a “once-in-a-decade event” by the Japan Meteorological Agency is on track to pummel the Tokyo area, home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

“It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years to pass the Kanto region (Tokyo and its vicinity),” Hiroyuki Uchida, the weather agency’s chief forecaster, told a news conference.

“It is expected to have a great impact on the traffic systems in the metropolitan area during commuting hours,” he said.

The storm is causing atomic concerns since the plant has seen a rash of radioactive water spills in recent months, trying to keep its melted reactor cores cool.

The Wall Street Journal says many are “worried about what will happen to the plant and the thousands of tons of radioactive water stored in tanks there.”


English: Location of Fukushima I Nuclear Power...

English: Location of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Teacher in Tokyo: Teaching How to be Happy and Care For Other People

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame
Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Bay (Photo credit: orangeandmilk)

Your class goal is to understand how to be happy and care for other people. It sounds like the sort of class a stressed or overworked adult would find, long after they graduated school. Instead, it is a different teaching approach taken by a grammar teacher in Tokyo. Watch how Toshiro Kanamori teaches his pupils to understand their inner thoughts.

Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Dome Hotel (right) from t...

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