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2011 Fall Issue Special Feature: Dangers & Mysteries of Thunder Storms

Weather on mountains changes fast, and it might suddenly become thunder and lightning. The changing colors of autumn mean many people to enjoy hiking trips, but what should they know before going? We have studied actual examples of accidents involving thunderstorms, and the mechanisms behind them which are understood up until now. Also we explain how to protect yourself from thunderstorms by reading the sky.

6 Months After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Disaster Area Recovery

March, 2011. The Great East Japan Earthquake strikes, bringing a major tsunami, culminating in damage on a scale never before seen. In this issue, we present images and voices of survivors from Kisenuma City, making efforts to rebuild their homes six months after the extensive damage in March, as well as their efforts to protect themselves from tsunami.

SORA Quarterly Keywords: Eye-servation & Five-senses

"How many times have you looked up at the sky today?"

The color of the sky...the shape of clouds...the direction of wind and intensity of the rain. Humans have five-senses which they can put to work for sensing the weather. Weathernews calls this "Eye-servation."

Together with readers, SORA Quarterly shares the joy of refining our five senses to feel changes in our natural environment.