[Express] “A lot of friends in Kanto are refraining from greetings due to mourning”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous update.


As I was writing New Year’s cards, I noticed a lot of my friends in Kanto area are refraining from greetings due to mourning.

It’s a custom that a family that has experienced the death of a relative doesn’t send a nengajo, but alternatively the family sends a postcard saying, “We refrain from New Year’s greetings due to the mourning period” within the year.



Français :

[Express] “Beaucoup de mes amis de Kanto s’abstiennent de présenter des vœux à cause des deuils”

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— かいじー(なんてったって廃炉~♪に1票)さん (@kaignong) 12月 2, 2012
En écrivant mes cartes de voeux, j’ai remarqué que beaucoup de mes amis vivant à Kanto s’abstiennent de présenter des à cause des deuils.

Il est d’usage qu’une famille en deuil d’un proche n’envoie pas de nengajo, à la place la famille envoie une carte postale disant “Nous ne fêterons pas le nouvel an en raison de la période de deuil”.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2012