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Location is probably at Sakuragi, Ueno.

McDonald's (Branch at Middle Street, Ueno)
The @ Super Suits Store (Shibuya branch) (Geo: 35.664567, 139.699031)
(This is the first in a series of photographs I had taken)

Alternate Dimension (Part 69)

I've never actually seen much of the areas around Mizuho Academy, but looking at the areas I've only gone to once, it's somewhat smaller than Mihara academy, but with higher density. The office district alone looks like the downtown district of the capital. Everywhere you look, it seems well designed and maintained: you don't come across anything unpleasant at all as everyone is mindful of others. Well, maybe I would eventually end up at the other places in some point in time. Navigating around the whole Mizuho campus requires you to either take the inter-campus train, or climb a lot of stairs and elevators, and not much open spaces besides courtyards. I think I might go to some of these places I've never been to at some point in the future.

Despite the high class appearance or being close to one of the many train station, office and shop rental rates is below 100 yen per square meter per month, which is ridiculously cheap even for a similar space far away fr…

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Cause & Effect of the Touhoku Earthquake

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This is probably something what the news agencies outside Japan might not show, and only the aftermath of it: a whole town being destroyed by a huge tidal wave, with people visibly still in the danger zone.

This, plus the damage from the earlier 9.0 magnitude earthquake, multiplied by the number of places similar to this, plus damage to Fukushima #1 Power Plant, you can certainly imagine how much damage and the cost of repairing them, and the people hurt. As of 9 April, there were 13219 deaths (yes, thirteen thousand), 4742 injured, and 14274 missing. The damaged Fukushima plant had a lot of radiation released into the atmosphere, though not as bad as Chernobyl in 1986. People living within the dangerous range (20-40km; numbers keep changing depending on the radiation level) are advised to evacuate or strictly stay indoors.

Missing persons: what does it mean? Well it's people who has not been discovered by authorities or people close to them. Their bodies could have been washed o…

Alternate Dimension (Part 68)

Yuko used her computer to access some complex software, that's only accessible to Hatsuya staff, that could analyze any motion of every single object in the whole galaxy from who knows when to now, so this could be used to check what happened to Takagi's friend. Finding someone whose details are mostly unknown and has not been seen for a long time is not easy.

Me: "So, have you found out about anything?"

There was a delay in response as Yuko continued using the computer for a while before talking to me.

Yuko: "There's too much noise for me to tell what I'm even looking at and... hold on. Something's not right... he seemed to have physically disappeared even earlier than when he was last heard of. How could that be possible? He answered all phone calls and email to him after it happened. Even his rent was paid monthly too, right until the months leading to police came knocking on his door for not renewing his visa and having no records of him leav…