Posts Tagged ‘Shinkansen’

typhoon melor

08Oct09

Typhoon Melor blew through Japan last night, killing three people and injuring 64.  A few typhoons a year usually make their way to Japan, but for some reason the main force of the typhoons almost always seems to bypass the Osaka area where I live.  My very first experience with a typhoon warning came on […]


Typhoon return

09Sep07

With completely impeccable timing I managed to fly into Narita after a month-long sojourn back in the States just in time to meet up with a largish typhoon that was sweeping the area. The typhoon hadn’t hit ground when the plane landed, so there were no issues there, but I still had to get from […]


I ended up flying a lot during my trip back to the States. Since I have family members all over the country, and friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time as well, I ended up flying from LA to Portland, from Portland to Oakland, from Oakland to Boulder, and then finally back to […]


On February 14, I took the Shinkansen up to Tokyo, though this wasn’t actually the train that I rode on. I took the Nozomi line, which is a far more streamlined and space-age affair. In fact, the lead car of the Nozomi looks precisely like a dachshund wearing a Stormtrooper helmet.