Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A small piece of mind

Welcome back to JJNN

Today's article is taken from Yomiuri Online.

Ever since the nuclear crisis happened in North Eastern Japan, people have felt the need to have more information about what is going on in and around the nuclear power plant. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (who, admittedly was not really up front about everything that happened in the early days of the crisis) decided one way to give people piece of mind was to put up a 24 hour web camera that can look over all of the reactors in the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.

The web camera can be accessed by anyone by the following link: http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/camera/index-j.html. You might have to install a plug in to actually see the video, but it is worth the effort. The drawing below the web camera actually shows where the camera is looking from above. There is also a lag of about 30 seconds between when the video is shot and when it shows up on computer monitors, but that can't really be helped.

It is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is カメラ(かめら). It is pronounced kamera and it means camera. Last winter a bought a new camera that takes great pictures and good video. I really have to remember to take it with me when I go to places.

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