Earthquakes and Typhoons

A number of people back home have asked me about the weather in Japan (and simultaneously taken the opportunity to complain about the weather in Ireland). I tell them:

  1. ┬áIf it’s not 30 degrees, it’s raining (either way you walk around all day wet).
  2. We had a typhoon (the strongest for 50 years, according to the newspaper) that knocked out trains both bullet and local, leaving me stranded in Fukuoka (in style, admittedly) for a night.
  3. Only a day after joking that only an earthquake stops the Shinkansen, we had…an earthquake. A force 7, no less, and the cause of a minor nuclear scare.

You people don’t even have weather!

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