Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic images associated with Japan. Known for its aesthetic beauty and for its danger as an active volcano, Mount Fuji is also the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3776 meters (12,389 feet). It is considered relatively safe to climb, but only with proper planning. This hasn’t stopped… Continue reading Is Mount Fuji Safe to Climb?
It’s a chilly and rainy day here in Yokohama. Although I’m glad to be off work and spending the day relaxing at home, there’s one other place I’d rather be: Okinawa. It’s been a little over a month since my visit, but here are some thoughts on some of the things that still stand out… Continue reading How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan
Does news about an approaching typhoon have you worried? Are you wondering what you should do to prepare for it, and how things will turn out afterwards? Here is some helpful information on what you can do during typhoon season to stay safe and give yourself a peace of mind. Hurricane and Typhoon season is… Continue reading How to Prepare for the Next Big Typhoon in Japan
If a major earthquake were to hit right now, how quickly could you evacuate? Do you have all of the essentials you’d need to survive the next few days in something small enough to carry? Do you have everything assembled in one bag that you could grab, and be out the door within seconds? How… Continue reading When the Next BIG QUAKE Hits, You’ll Need This Grab Bag
If you live in an apartment in an earthquake-prone area, it is a good precaution to learn where the safest spot is when a major earthquake hits. You should examine your home beforehand so you are aware of what dangers are presented in each room, and so you can react more quickly when the time… Continue reading The Safest Place in an Apartment During an Earthquake