JNTO Seeks to Offer 10,000 Free Tickets to Japan

There is an incredible opportunity in the works with JNTO requesting funds for 10,000 free roundtrip tickets to Japan.  This comes in the wake of the severe drop in tourism that has been experienced by Japan since the tsunami and earthquake devastated the country, particularly because of radiation concerns. If this does indeed go through … Continue reading

Where to Look in Social Media for Japan Updates

After the earthquake and subsequent tsunami Facebook and Twitter became top ways that information was being spread about what was happening in Japan.  The way I heard about the safety of my friends living there was primarily through Facebook and many friends maintained constant contact with the foreign community in Japan using it.  I think … Continue reading

The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Tears for a Second Home

When I heard about the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has ravaged Japan I was struck motionless, like I was hanging in time, watching the disaster unfold in front of my.  The way the news plays the same clips over and over, it’s almost like time has stopped, yet time marches on.  With the new … Continue reading