This week you guys are getting a special treat – not only do you get your weekly blog post, but also this bonus mini-post. Why? Well, sometimes little things come up that allow me to give you even more insights into life in Tokyo. Then, other times BIG things come up that allow me to tell you about life in Tokyo.
Today, a big typhoon has brushed the eastern shore of Japan and hit Tokyo hard. As I write this, it’s still raining and blowing very hard, and my house is shaking. I’m safe, but it’s definitely a good reminder of the fact that Japan is a small island nation, and therefore especially vulnerable to tsunamis and typhoons. In fact, I believe this is the 17th typhoon that Japan has experienced so far this year – and it’s definitely one of the most serious.
Here’s a few short videos that I shot, and hopefully they’ll give you a little hint of the unpredictable weather than Japan can experience at times.
Here’s a short video that I shot from my bedroom window just now; it might not look that serious, but as you’ll see in the news report below, this is one serious storm!