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May 08, 2008



I haven't experienced a quake yet, do they happen in Osaka? In any case, I'm just glad there were no deaths or bad injuries. Oh, and welcome back to Japan ^-^.

Chris (i-cjw.com)

First quake in my new apartment. I don't think we stopped moving for a minute or more. I'm beginning to wonder if living on the 29th floor of a tower built on reclaimed land in the bay was such a smart idea after all...

BTW I have your book on order from Amazon & am looking forward to reading it.


Ohh.. that sounds like a scary one. Oh, and I'm really enjoying your book ;)

Hyung Lee


I am a publisher of THE EAST; the only English newspaper, which is mainly focused on the East Asian information (at the beginning of every month, more than 12,000 free copies are distributed throughout the London area, particularly, where East Asian Networks are established).

I looked at your blog the other day and have been wondering if there would be any chance that we could publish some of your interesting articles on the paper.
We think some of your blog articles should be very helpful to the Westners who are interested in Asian Culture.
The East cannot afford to pay for your articles right now (as we are non-profitable organisation). However, if you wish, we can still offer you:
1. Advertising space
2. Link to THE EAST web site blog section

We look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Hyung Wook Lee

THE EAST, The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper,
Elephant Consulting Limited, 37 Charter Court, Linden Grove,
New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3BN, UK
Tel : + 44 (0) 7912 608 321 / Web site: www.theeast.org / E mail : [email protected]
Registered in England & Wales, Company No. 6254454

Adrienne Jenkins

Very few firsthand accounts were published in the U.S. especially since the China earthquake trumped Tokyo but it doesn't make your experience any less threatening. Thanks for taking the time to document the experience. An excerpt from your blog has been linked on Squidoo.

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