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On March 11, we had a catastrophic earthquake followed by a disastrous Tsunami tidal wave in the Tohoku Area ( north part ) of Japan. As of March 14, it is reported that more than 1500 people has been dead and about 2000 seriously injured, and more than 1700 people are still missing.
In addition, as almost all people around the world know, we have another problem. That is the atomic power plant in Fukushima Prefecture. We are trying every possible effort to stop it from radiation accident but it is not such simple. Furthermore, there have been occurring some electric problems around Kanto Area under Tokyo Electric Power for the lack of electric supplies and that causes us compulsory interruption of electric services. This includes cities in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Chiba, Saitama and eastern part of Shizuoka, and people there must undergo forcible 3 hour blackout every day, started from Today. Even trains, including JR line, are not exception, not to mention hotels and ryokans.
If you have been planning to come to Japan, especially upper part of Japan on a trip, we advise you to think it over and over again.
I’ll let you know if everything is to be operated normally again.
Have a good day !
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