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Cell phone and Typhoon

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I uploaded a picture of me taken from my cell phone. The cell phones in this country are simply insane. For around $45-50 I got a cell phone that can: play mp3s, act as a radio, operate in either Japanese or English, take photos (1.3 megapixel), has international roaming, make video calls, act as a remote control, swap memory cards, I can get a local number when I move back to the states, and the phone has a huge color display and nice speakers, for a phone! My phone is really cool and a phone like this stateside would cost a fortune. The phones that cost a fortune here are the ones that have a built in TV function.

The typhoon made landfall on the island of Kyushu (the third largest island in the archipelago) Osaka is on Honshu (the largest island) But Kyushu is not very far from Osaka bay. On a clear day you may even be able to see it from a tall building, I am not sure. The radar images show that Osaka is under the storm, it doesn't feel like it. It is windy from time to time and spitting rain but nothing too typhoony if you ask me. They didn't take any chances here though, there was a festival in the mountains that were canceled because of the typhoon.
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Date:September 1st, 2004 02:06 am (UTC)

I'm alive!

Salutations to Andrew and anyone who reads his journal! I finally have working internet access in my apartment and will soon begin the slow process of clawing my way back onto the face of the earth. Next is buying a keitai - the cell phones here really are insane. Cheers!

-Eric in Hanamaki
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