2016年4月22日金曜日

Japan Earthquake Information in English



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http://news.yahoo.co.jp/story/150
Yahoo! Japan is providing the information such as utilities and infrastructures in English for foreigners in Japan.
http://www5.nhk.or.jp/saigai/index_td.html
Link to the disaster information reported by each NHK broadcast station
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/tag/2016-kumamoto-earthquake/
Latest articles from The Japan Times



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熊本県内の各金融機関は、18日以降、被災して預金通帳やキャッシュカードなどが無くなった場合でも、運転免許証や健康保険証など本人と確認できる書類があれば、預貯金を引き出すことができる措置を窓口で行うことにしています。”

Each bank in Kumamoto has announced that due to the recent earthquake, customers who have a form of identification (drivers license or heath insurance card) may withdraw up to 100,000 ~ 300,000 yen. This is a procedure they are taking from the 18th for customers who have lost their passbook, personal seal, or cash cards.

•Kumamoto Chuo Shinkin Bank
•Kumamoto Dai-Ichi Shinkin Bank
•Kumamoto Shinkin Bank
Japan Post
•JA Kamimashiki
And major banks (The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ etc.) are preparing to take the same steps, too.



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A link to the emergency messaging service for each cellphone company
SoftBank→ http://dengon.softbank.ne.jp/

Messaging service for NTT Communications
Access from public pay phones, cellphones, and PHS are available.
(for Disaster Victims)
Dial 171 and punch 1your home telephone number (including area code) and record a message for 30seconds.
(for people trying to contact victims of the earthquake)
Dial 171 and punch 2the phone number of the person you want to contact(including area code) and check if there is a message.



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Three major mobile phone providers — NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Corp. — said they had activated emergency public WiFi hot spots in Kumamoto Prefecture. The WiFi access point is named “00000JAPAN” and is available free of charge regardless of a person’s existing phone carrier.


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How to RESTART the gas meter
(picture from Japan Gas Assosiation webpage)
Check that you have closed your gas cock completely. Be careful of any gas leaks.
If your gas meter has stopped, a red light will be blinking.

1. Turn the black top on the top left to the counterclockwise direction.
2. Once the top is off there will be a button beneath it. Press the button.
3. Put the black top back on.
4. Wait around 3 minutes. During this time, do not try to use your gas. Check for any gas leaks at this point.
5. Check that the red light has stopped blinking. Once it has stopped its blinking, it signals that you have regained your gas.



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Below, a link to Google maps that shows where has relief supplies and hot food. Red pins: currently active. Yellow pins: former places or just the area for evacuation. Blue pins: having system supporting provision of food for allergy.

The link below gathers the tweets where the relief supplies have been delivered. If you type the keywords in search box, you can get further information for that area.

You can download a PDF (5MB) English version for dealing with allergy ailments in children during disasters from JSPACI.

2014年7月22日火曜日

堺アートワールド 2014

その頬を涙で打ち濡らしたときでさえも、そんな悲しいときでさえも、私の男の目は、女々しい涙を軽蔑したのです。こんな悲しみでも引き出すことができなかった涙なのに、君の美しさがそれを引き出しました。そして私は涙でめくらになりました。私は敵にも味方にも、未だかつて嘆願ということをしたことがありません。私の舌は優しい、お追従の言葉などは知らなかったのです。しかし君の美しさにあったが最期です、今こそ年貢の納めどき。私の誇り高い心は嘆願し、舌にお追従を言わせます。

"そんな風にして軽蔑することを君の唇に教えないでください。それは姫、キスするために
造られたので、軽蔑のためではありません"


リチャード三世 (シェークスピア著)


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先週末二日間、堺アートワールドでした。ありがとうございました。
人生で1番大きいキャンバスに総制作時間12hかけて… テーマはファミリーポートレイト。万物の生命のみなもと、海をイメージして描きました。






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