What I found not good or good last week

1 About electric outage

Not good

・Seventy five thousand people complained about the electric outage to TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.).Some people complained about ” Why the booked electric outage didn’t happen ”
・There was some traffic accidents because of the not working traffic light.


・Night operation at convenience stores, drinking spots (izakaya) and the other shops decreased dramatically.I think that night operations aren’t need so much.
・Stopping escalators is good for everyone’s health

2 About traffic

Not good

・It has been backed up since the earthquake happened.I think that some people don’t need to drive.The government and companies should promote working at home now.


・Most people don’t complain on a crowded train.
They are very patient.My friend took four hours to get to his office by using his bicycle and alternate trains although he didn’t get important things to do.
I can’t believe it. I will give up going to work soon if I find it too difficult to go.

3. About migration of people

Not good

・Some people including executives moved to the western part of Japan because they felt fear about radioactivity excessively.


・My boss, who is sixty years old and planning for retirement in two weeks, is thinking about going to the Tohoku area to help the afflicted people.It moved me.

It’s up to you to find your way there through.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

21 thoughts on “What I found not good or good last week”

  1. You are balance in your view of what you went through. There are bad things but it’s good too you can view what positive things that come out from the tragedy.

    1. Thank you for comment every day.
      Things always have both sides of the shield.
      Some people view only negative things.
      I want to find out positive things as much as possible.

  2. You are doing a terrific thing with these updates and uplifting posts. I like the way you share the good with the bad… that is life! You do it so well. I look forward to reading your reports every day. You give better insights than some of the news reports.
    Thank you Cocomino! 🙂

    1. You are welcome.
      Thank you for comment always. 🙂
      I haven’t watched the news program since three days ago.
      I have read the other blogs, twitter and the title of the news.
      These source are enough for me to understand what is going on now.

  3. I have read a few of your posts about what you have been experiencing since the earthquake. I’m glad to hear your family is together and safe. I hope more people will get to work from home (if possible because that’s a good idea) and that your electricity comes back soon.

    Take care and I will pray for your country and the situation there.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad to hear that.

      The electric outage has happened at random times.
      Today the electric outage didn’t happen.
      Of course I wasn’t angry.

    1. Thanks.
      In Japan about ten percent of people seem to work more than eight hours per week outside of the office. They use from computers to iPhones.
      I think that working at home is feasible if useless meetings decrease.

  4. Thanks Cocomino. I also appreciate reading about the details of a your family, especially in the aftermath of disaster. It brings it done to a level that is easy to relate to. I hope you can work it out to work from home. Now that would be a good thing coming out of this disaster!

  5. Hello. Thank you always. Supply shortage are decreasing only in a week in Kanto area which includes Tokyo. At least economic force will come back earlier than everyone thinks. Of course, thanks to every countries.

  6. Hi Cocomino,

    “・Night operation at convenience stores, drinking spots (izakaya) and the other shops decreased dramatically.I think that night operations aren’t need so much.”

    I totally agree. People probably took these for granted, even though they are not necessary.

    “・Stopping escalators is good for everyone’s health”

    True. Civilization had only stairs for a very long time. People forget this. 😉

    1. Hi Fer
      Thank you very much. I read this article. I was delighted at compliment our country.
      I was surprised at the sentence written about “Hachiko”. (The most famous statue in Japan??) 🙂

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