You guys are really sweet. I'd heard about the typhoon, but then forgot because "typhoon" in Tokyo usually means "rain." And maybe...a little bit of strong wind. This week's was shocking. It was "real," like a Taiwanese typhoon. Train lines down all over the city. Half of the students at the school canceled lessons. Some people couldn't get home. 50 people waiting at a bus stop... It felt like the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami a bit. Uncomfortable. But everyone I know in Tokyo was ok. I haven't watched the news, though. It might have been much worse in other places. Anyway, thanks for your kind thoughts.