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... and well tonight.
I googled the details when we woke, the epicentre was surprisingly 230km away and was 5.7 in magnitude.
Whilst very disconcerting for us I also read that it was the seventh earthquake in Japan this week.
Mum and Dad, if you got wind of this earthquake you can relax, we are okay and the kids won't be getting an inheritance yet.
During the day we found that it can happen here once a week or every few months so people are not phased at all ...
... going to be visited and climbed by me. I have a bit of an itinerary so we go out and it's a glorious 26C as we walk to the castle first. Just outside there are some bikes you can rent, sort of Japanese Boris bikes, electric assisted push bikes. We've seen them all over Japan and I've wanted to have a go but not been too successful in persuading Jill. This time though a older man pops out from behind a hedge "Konnichiwa, you rent bike?" Taken a bit by ...
... Madza factory for Mark. We got there just in time to hop on the bus, walking past a TV crew taking footage of the newest Miata/MX-5 model before it goes on sale.
First we drove over to the museum and on the way they took us over the longest privately-owned bridge in the world, which joins the Mazda campuses on both sides of the river. They have their own huge bridge, that is so cool! They drove us past apartments for workers who are single. At ...
... English" haha. So I think they are starting to understand that I know very little of what they are saying and they accept me anyway haha. The adults however, are able to understand more English but cannot really speak it back, this is what the English lessons are for. The adults are used to conversations so they will ask questions. Last week they asked questions about America such as, "do Americans eat a lot of rice?" "are there fast food restaurants everywhere?" ...
... negative about the history or reason behind dropping the bomb. It was just a factual account of events, lots of photos, artifacts and messages of how we must use Hiroshima as an example of why we need to avoid nuclear war.
The audio tour told sad tale after sad tale and everyone in the halls seemed totally immersed in the horror of what actually happed that day. What made it more harrowing was ...