Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quiet Riot...

 Updates from Facebook (which has been helping out all the foreigners in Japan the past few days- seriously, Facebook deserves some credit for helping us out!):
Japan Earthquake Information - Updated Mar 15, 7:30PM

Please refrain from over-stocking supplies
Food and supplies are selling out from the stores in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, however this may cause in running short of supplies for the worst stricken areas. Japanese government has announced that there are enough supplies in stock. Please act calmly with patience.

Scheduled Blackout
There are scheduled blackouts in Tokyo, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Yamanashi, and Shizuoka everyday until further notice.

There will be scheduled blackouts in Yamagata, Niigata, Aomori, and Akita between 3/16 to 3/18.

Areas will be divided into groups and each group may experience few hours of power outage at scheduled time.

Please refer to the Yahoo! JAPAN Emergency Information (English) - link to English list of groups to find out which group you are in and what time the power outage will occur in your group. The list will be updated often. Please check the list for the latest groupings.

The Facebook website will not be affected by this blackout.

Train Operation in Tokyo Metropolitan area
To conserve energy, there will be limited train operations. Please refer to below links for the latest information.

JR | Metro | Toei | Tokyu | Odakyu | Keio | Tobu | Keikyu | Keisei | Seibu

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Earthquake Information is currently being displayed in Japanese for those users using Facebook in Japanese, and in Korean for those users using in Korean.

1 comment:

  1. Miss,
    My name is Yana Sedova, I am a Ukrainian journalist, I work for the Ukrainian weekly magazine Focus. I am writing an article about Japanese people who are surviving now after tsunami and just want to talk to those people, who see them in this every day effort. Could you please write to my email sedovaY@gmail.com and tell a few words about this? Just your observations of how people who spend their whole life in a dangerous place behave and may be due to their attitude and adsence of panic they face minor losses?
    Appreciate in advance!
    Yana Sedova
    Foreign Desk Editor