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2012-04(Apr)Hanami Quadcopter BeerLift 2012 Takao Fire Festival 2012 Skiiing in Shiga-Kogen with my Mom

Japan Earthquake – March 11, 2011

Here is a Google map I have been working on.  We wanted to put things into perspective geographically.  It shows our location in the bottom left, near Zama Train Station, and then the earthquake affected areas. Here is a link to a very good google map that will show lot’s of points of interet if you toggle things on and off on …

September Surf at Kamakura / Chigasaki

It was a nice day in the Kamakura area.  We went to see the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu in Japanese) is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha in the city of Kamakura, Japan.  But forget all that, check out the surf!  These are pics from Sep 25 (Kamakura), and Sep 26, 2010 Chigasaki (Tsujido beach).  Waves were …

Tsunashima (綱島)

I ran the “Shinnenkai (新年会) Run” in Tsunashima on Sunday and it was great!  The weather was nice and a little overcast and cool. I got there via the Tokyu Toyoko Line having to get on a local train to make sure it stopped at the right spot. Tsumashima is a smaller town with some buildings but not too big.  …

Kataseenoshima: Japanese Beach

I was just looking around on Google Maps and noticed this spot very near where I’m working. I will have to check it out when it warms up.  Evidentally you can check it out on the surf cam so we’ll see.  I’ll put up the surf cam link here when I have the link. Also here is some additional info regarding surf …

Nippon! 日本!

That’s right, I applied for a job in Japan, and to Melissa’s and my own shock, I was faced with the decision to accept the job offer.  The initial assignments for 3 years, with the option to extend it for another 2 years.  After that I think you have to come back to the states, at least for a little …