Lately there have been a few typhoons hitting Japan (Okinawa hardest) but luckily there hasn't been much damage besides some broken branches. At our home, only some decent winds accompanied by more and more rain. My main purpose of this post is to notify readers we are doing fine, and let you know I plan to post as soon as possible each time we do have an actual emergency. We do have tsunami sirens all over base and coastal Japan that are tested every day at 5PM and used as reminders marking previous devastating storms. So, visitors, make sure you check your watch and calendar before panicking if it seems like a perfectly pleasant day with no obvious earthquake.