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Weekly Column Kanda This and That 333

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ReleaseSeptember 12, 2019

Thank you for coming back.
I am deeply sorry about the damage and influence by the typhoon at the beginning of this week. I would imagine that for some people it was such a devastating experience. Every time I saw on TV many people waiting for trains to start running at stations, I truly realized Japanese people’s diligence and inflexibility. How hard it is to be Japanese.
Having said that, however, I was also one of the affected ones, whose commuting time is only 26 seconds (the 4th floor to the 1st basement floor). I was awake around 4:00 am due to the sound of hard rain and wind. When I got out of my futon, I felt a cold drop of water on my head! Is it my sweat or rain? When I turned on the light, I was surprised to see water leaking to the 4th floor! I rushed to the top (5th) floor to check, and there was no problem. So, it means that some water came into the house because the balcony was flooded. Anyways, I placed a pot to catch the water on the floor and went down to the 1st basement floor, then there was another surprise, a leak from the top corner. I guessed that water on the road came in through some cracks of the building. Well, I have to work with diligence and fix my inflexible house.


Weekly Column Kanda This and That

*The information herein is as of September 2019.


Writer:Fumiko Ogawa


The wife of a couple who run a bakery near Kanda Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. She writes mainly about everyday and miscellaneous matters that happen around her and also in her neighborhood. She distributes her writings as "Weekly Column Kanda This and That" to the shop's customers and they are very popular. She is from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.