Monthly archive for December 2012

Strindberg, Lucia and Gustaf

Last weekend the Japanese theatre group ‘Gekidan Gustaf’ performed August Strindberg’s play …

Sounds that disappear, or stay

When I was a student in in Kyoto in the early 1970s there were lots of sounds that, for me, represented Japan. One…

So far so good

The earthquake was a relatively strong one and a limited number of people suffered injures in the Tohoku region, but no real…

QUAKE Upgraded to 8,1

The quake has been upgraded to 8.1 on the Richter scale.

We could feel the earth shake quite a lot also in…

URGENT: TSUNAMI WARNING! EVACUATE COASTAL AREAS IN TOHOKU!

An strong earthquake just struck the same area as was hit last year on Mrch 11.

The magnitude was 7.3 on the…

Dinner for nine Nobel laureates (well ten actually)…

It is the season to be happy and indeed everyone was very happy to meet this year’s Japanese laureate Professor Yamanaka Shinya…