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01 February 2009 @ 10:08 pm
This Is Not The Volcano You Were Looking For  
While looking to see if there was any news on the volcano in Alaska that looks ready to blow, I discovered that Mt. Asama erupted. *bikkuri shita*

It appears to be relatively mild, which I find to be a relief. Asama is a gorgeous cinder cone and it would be sad to see its proportions distorted by a significant eruption. In addition, Karuizawa sits on its slopes. I've had a fondness for the town dating from my Initial D days (Karuizawa sitting at the top of Usui Pass), in addition to being concerned for Igarashi's family, who I believe still reside in Karuizawa.

In only remotely related news, it looks like GUYS Japan is getting a new airport. The Yokota base area was used as a shooting location for some of the external scenes of the Phoenix Nest, most notably the hill George and Mirai are sitting on when chatting in ep. 45.

I am Genba Girl: behold my terrible knowledge.
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Sandpanthersandpanther on February 3rd, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, sadly the odds are not in your favor there. Lack of Ring of Fire and all.

Thanks! :)