My flight over was re-routed to avoid the volcanic eruption in Kuchinoerabu. Tonight over dinner, many miles from the volcano, in Tokyo, there was an earthquake that shook the restaurant enough that Japanese friends went to open the restaurant door, just in case we needed to get out quickly. Then, as I walked through Shinjuku, there was this:
Things are looking a bit dodgy here in Japan. Maybe I should head home early before I find myself in real trouble.