The last week or so has been a scary time in Japan with earthquakes and tremors rumbling about. There's been at least SEVEN recorded earthquakes with magnitudes registering at least a 3.5 on the Richter scale. Take a look at the data we gathered below. The dates range from June 17th to only a couple of days ago. Even Taiwan is experiencing some of the seismic action:
m=Magnitude recorded according to the Richter Scale.
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So far, residents in Japan are seeing some of the destruction first hand according to The Japan Times. The historic Drum Tower has collapsed after damages sustained from heavy downpours. It was originally built in 1607 during Japan's Feudal Era and it is a real shame to see it in its current state. Here's hoping things settle down enough for a possible repair job or a similar solution.
Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend and prepare for this year's San Japan anime convention. The exact dates of the yearly event (now in it's 11th year) are August 31st to September 2nd. The event will be held at the HBG Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
For those of us looking for some fun this Labor Day it seems like the perfect getaway, not too mention the lure of San Antonio as a whole. Here's some information from the convention's own website:
"San Japan will be bringing the fun once again to the River Walk as we take place in three concurrent locations at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel.
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