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  • Typhoon Hagibis, this week's TLDR is all about typhoon culture in Japan

  • There's an entire typhoon season

  • Currently we are on typhoon 19, Hagibis, as I mentioned before, and it is going to be a

  • record-breaking typhoon that is currently churning off the coast of Japan

  • So we want to show you guys how Japan prepares for typhoons, how we prepare for typhoons

  • and we want to document a little bit about Typhoon Hagibis

  • Hopefully it will not be as disastrous as they are saying it's going to be

  • Typhoon Hagibis

  • Wrecking havoc across Japan before it's even struck. The day before we suffer from, absolutely no bread!

  • This is the second Bakery we've been to

  • the bread's been sold out all day and literally the typhoon hasn't even hit yet

  • so stock up on your bread at least two days in advance lesson learned from us

  • Wow, we have announcements

  • [Japanese annoucement on the typhoon]

  • [Japanese annoucement on the typhoon]

  • So just - they're warning people about the Shinkansens

  • and all the schedules are changing for October 12. Today is October 11

  • So they're, literally, this is the Japanese message

  • They're putting them up in other languages on the boards over there

  • One of the other side effects that you have from the typhoon is

  • cancellations of almost all transportation, all domestic flights

  • on both JAL and ANA are canceled. A lot of train lines are going to be canceled for tomorrow

  • We got the notifications for them now, buses are even canceled, I think in some situations so

  • Everyone just got to stay home

  • [English announcement on the typhoon]

  • Ok, so I think this is one of the drawbacks of being a foreigner in another country

  • Because I think a lot of the news

  • That we don't watch

  • and the newspapers that we don't read [M: are going like] might've warned people

  • [M]: Y'all need to buckle down

  • Because our Japanese friends are really starting to panic and worry

  • they're even telling us to fill our bathtubs with water

  • just in case everything breaks

  • Wow. It is a Friday night in Kichijoji, and this is the deadest I've ever seen it

  • Everybody, I mean, like I know there's a lot of people out right now, but this is like dead for Friday

  • Everyone is really taking Typhoon Hagibis seriously. They've cleared out grocery stores

  • Wow, it is really cleared out

  • Wow look at the.. you see the shelf [S: Nothing] bread [S]: All the bread

  • Hey, Japan, bread's our thing.

  • All right

  • [M]: Give it back it's ours

  • Gimme back my bread

  • That means they're closed because of the typhoon. And is this the first door, Simon?

  • No, take a look at this guy's [S]: All of the stores have these signs on them, all of them

  • Coco Curry ain't closing. Cos Coco Curry are fuckin champions, you hear me?

  • Bless you Coco Curry, you guide us through our mageddon. I will be here tomorrow

  • [M]: It'll be the only place open.

  • Love you Coco.

  • Here's something really neat I want to show you.

  • Japan is so used to having these harsh storms, that we actually have

  • [shutter closing]

  • Shutters like this that protect a lot of our windows. Can you see that, so we have them along here

  • A lot of people usually use their shutters at night because they just want their privacy

  • We barely ever use this but when it comes to this hurricane, we're actually gonna put this up right now

  • I actually saw our neighbors who don't have shutters

  • they put cardboard up against their window because they're so worried about the

  • [M]: In case the glass cracks yeah

  • Other things we have in store. We have

  • I use this outside for my lighting when I work out at night, but I'm gonna use it in here, just in case

  • there's a power outage. We have in the fridge here, few things of water stored

  • [M: And we bought conbini food] Yes, just in case

  • Martina put on some rice that's gonna be cooked at 2 a.m

  • Just in case the power goes out a little bit after that, you don't want to have half cooked rice

  • I mean, come on. This is, [M: What are we?] what are we? [M]: Barbarians?

  • And we also filled our bathtub with water, we just learned about this today

  • Supposedly if the electricity goes out, then you might not have any water, and if you gotta take a dump-ski

  • how's it gonna flush? You take some of this water and you throw it down there and that'll help it flush

  • I know this might seem like we're over-exaggerating, or it might be over-preparing.

  • I really hope we are over preparing. [M: I do] I hope that this is all unnecessary, but you know what?

  • It's better safe than sorry.

  • [M]: I don't want to have poopy poop water all day long because I didn't fill a bathtub. My husband poops a lot!

  • I just realized I'm talking with my night guard in

  • That's why you can hear my lisping

  • [exaggerated lisp] I was lisping so much in my speaking, don't judge me.

  • No, turn off the lights, no I dont want to see this

  • Let's nerd out a little bit and talk about weather apps that I love

  • My favorite one is windy

  • They have tons of different options of different things you can view including, swells of waves

  • directions of wind, it's really really neat-o-cheeto

  • What's really really neat to me, is that you can look at the satellite view, this is live as we speak right now

  • So this is hurricane, or typhoon, Hagibis

  • It is churning larger than Japan

  • I can zoom out and show you guys the entire location of Japan on this map

  • So with this view you can see Japan

  • barely underneath the ginormous size which is Hagibis

  • and this helps you kind of like figure out the pattern or the direction

  • I mean really it shouldn't help you figure out anything

  • because I'm not a certified expert in weather map reading

  • but I personally think the more you get to know what's happening here

  • Like you start to learn about pressure changes, you start to learn about wind flow

  • you kind of get an idea for like how the world is working, and how these things can affect everybody around them

  • So I knew this was gonna come and hit Japan because of this crazy - and there's like this

  • really big pull. That big pull up there

  • I have been watching for over a week now, and I thought to myself

  • I've never seen something pull so hard from like up north

  • so I thought that it was gonna really pull the typhoon to hit Tokyo

  • And turns out I was right!

  • All my studying was for something great! Also, you can click on the side and they have all these other options

  • so one of the ones I look at a lot is pressure

  • so if I click on pressure here

  • you can see that there is a very clear light blue spot

  • circulating surrounded by blue, and surrounded by green and red and all these other colors

  • And that low pressure apparently makes for a much more dangerous storm

  • Now that I didn't know

  • What I do know is that pressure affects you if you have arthritis, or joint pain, if you get headaches

  • For me with joint pain because I have EDS - if you didn't know hey, what's up i got EDS

  • I actually love when it's in low pressure because I feel less pain on my joints

  • So there's a second app I use for that as well

  • and this app tells you how the pressure is changing, if it's gonna drop, if it's gonna go up

  • So, on the 10th the pressure started out in around

  • 1025 barometric pressure

  • and that's very painful for me. And then as the typhoon approached

  • you can see it just starting to

  • absolutely crash. And this is real-time, so now we're here

  • You can see that it's gonna go so low

  • this is like 969

  • Now this is prediction at this point, because I've passed the place of like actual data

  • but it helps prepare you a little bit for if you're gonna get a headache

  • or if you're gonna have some kind of problems

  • And what's neat about this is that I learned about this app only because my friend told me that people in Japan

  • acknowledge this as a real problem for pain. So windy app and the other app which I

  • have no idea how to pronounce because there's so much Kanji

  • It'll be in the info box. So you can always click on it and find them in the App Store

  • Back to Typhoon Hagibis watch

  • [Meemers]: I want to be played with. I don't want to be huggle snuggled right now, [S: Alright] serious business

  • I'm gonna start nibbing you so look at my big eyes.

  • [S]: Oh, these are playful eyes, aren't they? C'mon [Meemers]: Please get my stick, puncha

  • [S]: Where's your play stick? [Meemers]: It's over there

  • [S]: Oh jeez [M]: Oh gosh, so cute

  • [emergency announcement]

  • So far Saturday morning, nothing bad has happened

  • no heavy wind, just a lot of rain so far

  • The big thing is supposed to happen Saturday night, so I'm gonna try to get some more food today

  • Let's hope it works out

  • [S]: What's it saying girl? [M]: Uhh

  • A tornado just touched down in chiba

  • A person on Twitter posted it up and the person who posted it lives on a boat

  • I guess like they seem to have some kind of harbour life

  • That's really crazy, and the tornado - that, the

  • Typhoon Hagibis hasn't actually hit landfall yet

  • but I think we're gonna head out

  • and we're gonna try to get some shots before the typhoon hits because it still hasn't hit, it's just churning

  • [S]: Girl I don't know. We're just vloggers, we ain't CNN. Let's just stay in bed

  • [M]: Look I'm not saying go out on our bikes

  • I'm saying let's just go down the street and see because apparently it's like a zombie town right now

  • [S]: hot damnn

  • iPhone you better be waterproof like you promised!

  • This is the emptiest I've ever seen Kichijoji on a Saturday

  • This is insanity

  • I think one of the most confusing things when we arrived in Asia was hearing 'typhoon season'

  • because we didn't really know the difference between a typhoon, or tornado, or hurricane

  • or - it's just like what are these things?

  • So, let's lay this out. First off typhoon, hurricanes, and cyclones are actually all pretty much the same

  • it's just different names for different regions as to where this appears

  • So if it appears in like the north america ocean-y region

  • we call it a hurricane. If it appears in asia

  • they call it a typhoon

  • Now tornado is a different fish to fry because apparently they start in the upper atmosphere and make their way

  • downwards. They tend to be a little bit stronger

  • but also a lot shorter in time while something like a typhoon can last for - for days

  • Now typhoon season in Japan starts around May, usually goes to September, but it's October right now

  • so this is pretty unusual, but I will say this is typhoon 19 while last year in 2018

  • there were 29 typhoons that hit. This is what we mean by season

  • so if you're visiting Japan

  • You need to keep an eye on these kind of things. Or you can follow me on Instagram

  • at eatyourkimchi because I do typhoon watch

  • all the time, weather woman Martina! Also, important fact, this is called a Sou'Wester. It's Canadian

  • It's from Newfoundland, take a look

  • This is what the fishermen wear on the boats and I bought this officially when I was in Newfoundland

  • Because I am a Newfie.

  • Alright, I'm not sure if you hear me with this mic. Okay, I'm gonna go now, ready?

  • [public announcement bell]

  • [M]: Hey everybody go home [S]: Is this an announcement? Go home?

  • Okay. So this is super weird for Saturday in Kichijoji. This area is usually

  • cram packed. Now there's nothing here and this never happens

  • Why are so many people afraid? If you remember last year there was a

  • typhoon that hit around the Kyoto area and like ripped up a lot of the

  • airport and a lot of the train station. That one caused a lot of damage and was only 500km wide

  • This one, is supposedly

  • 1,400 kilometers wide

  • It's got some of the lowest recorded pressure, ever

  • and this is definitely the biggest typhoon that's hit since

  • 2000, and probably the biggest storm recorded ever.

  • I have no idea what's gonna happen. I remember last year

  • we saw in the park

  • our trees were ripped up

  • They just, old beautiful trees, destroyed. What's gonna happen here?

  • I honestly don't know. And yes Pulitzer, I will accept the prize for this top-notch journalism

  • as we brave wild nature, for you guys. And YouTube

  • This is our last video

  • See you later. [M]: This is our last video? How did it get up there and edited?

  • [S]: If this is our last video [M]: Who did this [S]: Who edited this

  • [M]: Who worked on this [S]: Who did this

  • Mom don't be mad at me. I know you're really mad at me right now, Mom

  • Mom, I know you're so mad at me right now. I can - I can feel your mom vibes. She's back in Canada

  • She might be woken in the middle of the night and she's like

  • 'My daughter's outside in a typhoon, what are you doing?' I'm ok Mom. Look, I'm under coverage, it's fine

  • [S]: I'm okay mama!

  • It's okay mom, and I got my Newfoundland hat on

  • We're gonna go check out the park and see how the rivers are overflowing right now

  • because that's one of the biggest concerns in Japan

  • They may not even let us since into the park. [S: We'll see] But let's see

  • I want to see it pre-damage at least. Here we go 行きましょう (Ikimashou - Let's go)

  • Wow guys this is really deep already

  • So this is the Kichijoji park, this is Inokashira park, and it is so high - the water

  • So we're here at Inokashira Koen, which is the park in Kichijoji

  • that's so beautiful for cherry blossoms and swan boats

  • and right now

  • we've already received two to three different

  • announcement warning saying to stay away from rivers in places

  • because they tend to flood during typhoons like this

  • so it's not even just about the wind damage

  • it's about these rivers overflowing

  • and if you look here

  • this is just - look at my boots.

  • Look at how far in, it's already happening

  • [S]: Look how close that water is?

  • Almost up to the same level [M]: Almost up to the surface, yeah

  • So, it's getting really really high and the typhoon hasn't even hit yet

  • [S: No] Last year the big typhoon that hit Kichijoji ended up breaking so many of these trees

  • That washroom got crushed [S: Yeah]

  • Last year, I think it was hurricane - uh Typhoon Jebi that hit.

  • I heard the trees cracking from my house [S: Right]

  • Oh it is starting to pick up yo [S: Really starting to pick up]

  • Oh my gosh

  • One of the reasons why the storm is so scary is because the storm that just hit

  • Bahamas, Dori I think it was, the pressure was recorded at 910

  • and that's really bad. This storm, the pressure was recorded at

  • 900, that's super low, that's some of the lowest recorded ever. And if you saw what happened in Bahamas

  • I don't know what's gonna happen to Tokyo if it keeps up with that same pressure

  • but this looks pretty intense so far and we haven't even started yet

  • I think it's time for us to go home girl. [M]: Yeah I think it's time to go home, we've got ourselves rice