My heart goes out to all those affected by Typhoon Neoguri this past week as the storm made its way straight up through Japan. Best wishes for a speedy disaster recovery.
In the Japan Today news an article stated, “The storm swept past Tokyo earlier Friday, where it failed to disrupt the morning rush-hour, but was still packing winds of up 83 kilometers an hour and bringing heavy rain.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but that is about 50mph winds with heavy rain. My thoughts return to my trip to Japan and the morning I left the hotel and casually strolled around a few blocks with a cup of coffee from Starbucks before heading to the train station. There were a lot of pedestrians dressed very nicely obviously headed to the office. It’s hard to imagine the same scene in 50mph winds with heavy rain. The folks must have been soaking wet by the time they reached the office!