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Why Mars Shivers: The Explanation Behind Marsquakes
The post Why Mars Shivers: The Explanation Behind Marsquakes first appeared May 30, 2023 on Science Recent – Your Daily Science Source.The human … Why Mars Shivers: The Explanation Behind Marsquakes Something else for future potential Mars settlements to consider….
Plume of water seen on Saturn’s moon
The record-breaking plume reached nearly 6,000 miles into space – covering the distance between Ireland and Japan – and poured water into the void at an estimated rate of 300 litres a second. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/30/astronomers-see-6000-mile-water-vapour-plume-blasting-from-saturn-moon Note that the water jetted out into space nearly 40 times longer than the actual size of the moon (about 500 […]
This is such a Gen-X prompt…
Do you remember life before the internet? May as well ask if the writer can identify all the ancient objects in this photo…
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The Ugly Duckling in Japan
Tomorrow is “Coming of Age Day” in Japan, when 20 year olds celebrate officially becoming “adults” in Japanese society. Today, my family went to a performance by a local civic group of The Ugly Duckling, billed as “a moving story … Continue reading
Posted in entertainment, family outings, Japan, Japanese, Japanese culture, kids shows, parenting Tagged child-raising, cultural differences, folk tales, half-Japanese, Japan, Japanese, racism 2 Comments
Year Two: Nursery School
Starting April 1st this year (the beginning of the school year in Japan), I went back to work and my daughter started her first year at a nearby private nursery school. Even prior to the official first day, we attended … Continue reading
Posted in day care, Japan, parenting, Uncategorized Tagged child care, child education, child-raising, day care, education, fatherhood, half-Japanese, Japan, Japanese, kindergarten, nursery school 1 Comment
Don’t panic: Japan is not sinking
My last post, about something now that seems totally innocuous, was on Friday, March 11th, at 10 or 11 in the morning. Japan time. We all know what happened just a few hours later.
Posted in Japan, media, natural disasters, parenting, Paternity leave, Uncategorized Tagged child-raising, earthquake, family leave, Fukushima, half-Japanese, hysteria, Japan, Japanese, media coverage, Miyagi, Paternity leave, radiation, Sendai 9 Comments