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  • Well the sky sure does look a bit ominous. The typhoon's supposed to be heading this way right now, and we'll see what it does.

  • [Life in Japan Theme Song]

  • If you live in Japan, you know it's not just earthquakes you need to be ready for, but the occasional typhoon as well.

  • Becca, it's your turn. I need it, I need it!

  • Well, do what you need to do

  • Do what you need to do.

  • We're playing a new game, Ticket to Ride.

  • This is our first time playing it. We bought it when we were in the States and now things are getting intense!

  • Thank you very, goody much...

  • Typhoons are massive tropical storms that are called hurricanes on the Atlantic Ocean or cyclones on the Indian Ocean.

  • These storms can really disrupt life, so you best be prepared!

  • Nice. That was awesome.

  • That was awesome? You're awesome.

  • Well, it's bedtime for the Reutter kids and the forecast says a ton of rain over the next 24 hours.

  • Have you guys ever got to skip school because of a typhoon? Yes, like 5 times.

  • Like 5 times? It was awesome fun!

  • Well it's just barely starting to drizzle, but I'm coming here to set up something very special

  • A new studio desk, a new studio chair in a new studio space, yes.

  • Here we go

  • The typhoon is moving in today, so I'm taking the girls to school!

  • Daddy, why does everybody love America?

  • Why do you love America?

  • Because I speak English! Oh, I see - ok!

  • Trampoline park

  • Iron Coyote!

  • That's my favorite place. And there's an ice cream shop!

  • Ice cream shop? They have ice cream shops here!

  • I know, but there's a lot of ice cream flavors.

  • Well girls, the big part of the storm is supposed to be coming in while you're at school.

  • What?! Can you pick us up then?

  • Dude, it is really raining out there! Did you see that?

  • Yeah, I'm going to see how cold it is.

  • We have to run out to go do your doctor's appointment too.

  • In the rain, Dude!

  • It's kind of chilly, just a little bit.

  • It is so chilly.

  • We're going to head out into the craziness!

  • Look at that: route may be affected by Typhoon Mindulle, is that how they're saying that? Typhoon number 16.

  • Here we go, out into the elements!

  • And this is the new doctor?

  • Yea, so we've been going everyday there.

  • You only head out in a typhoon if you must, and we need to see Joshua's doctor.

  • OK we're here! We're jumping out because it's so rainy!

  • Here Dude.

  • Alright, I'll be right there!

  • It is just really raining, so here we go, I've gotta go out in this!

  • I've got my little umbrella, but I don't know how much good it will do.

  • This tiny little umbrella is not made for this kind of weather.

  • In other typhoons, I've taken down my studio and moved the gear upstairs, just in case of flooding.

  • But this time I'm taking down the studio gear for goodat least here in this location.

  • Over the last two years, typhoons haven't been the only storm to hit Japan.

  • The biggest storm to hit was that of Corona

  • and just like in many other places in the world, people began working from home.

  • The dynamics of working from home are completely different, full of positives and negatives.

  • I've been working from home for over 14 years now, so I've had some experience.

  • But the last three years not only have I worked from home, but my office has been in my bedroom!

  • Well not anymore!

  • I wasn't able to finish it all, but I gotta go pick up Sarah

  • I don't want the girls walking back in the middle of the typhoon!

  • I'm going to go pick them up in the car. [In Japanese] How nice.

  • Good friends of ours are traveling for a number of months and asked us to look after their place,

  • so I get to use it as my temporary home office.

  • This is our seventh year living in Japan, and we've always had these typhoons come through

  • And to us they just seem like huge rain storms.

  • But every once in a while, you get one that's really windy, really fierce,

  • Or you get one like what we had a couple of years ago

  • And it dumps so much rain all over Japan

  • That it's mega dangerous.

  • Two years ago, Typhoon Hagibis, one of the largest typhoons to ever be recorded,

  • hit Japan mainland and caused tremendous damage.

  • Oh my goodness! OK, we got to close this. That's intense!

  • It's 8:00 o'clock. Oh yeah, it's starting to hit here...

  • The worst is about to come...

  • It was nearly 1,000 miles wide and this super storm dumped so much water that we were in danger of losing our house to flooding.

  • This footage from the 26th episode of Life in Japan was later used by National Geographic as they did a whole series on destructive storms!

  • That's just crazy!

  • It looks like it's holding steady, which is good news for us.

  • Though the Tama River, just like many other rivers in Japan, overflowed its banks all along the river,

  • it didn't overflow the last barrier of the levees near our home.

  • Many others were not as fortunate. It was the day we almost lost our house.

  • So we've learned to respect the typhoon.

  • So I had to park my car because they're not letting the little kids out

  • The parents have to go and actually pick them up and walk with them on the way back

  • Otherwise they hold the kids until later when the older kids get out and can walk with them.

  • There's a river going through the middle of this thing.

  • Look who I've got here! Sara-bara!

  • Also known as Sara-chan Uh huh

  • Also known as Sara-ski (Laughs)

  • Also known as Sarah-bear-ski.

  • How many others? Um, only two?

  • What's going on out here Anna? I'm Becca.

  • Becca! What's going on out here?

  • Thunderstorm! Whoa, sure enough! Holy cow!

  • It's been going on for a long time already. What a show!

  • I saw the first [lighting] strike. You saw the first strike?

  • Daddy, this is my TV...

  • This is a great kind of TV.

  • With a drink. Not electronic.

  • It's not electronic. Although it's electric!

  • Whoa! Daddy caught that on video!

  • Let's close the window! Why?!

  • No no, it's so good! Isn't this so cool? It's too scary!

  • It's cold!

  • Simon says say "hi" to the camera ten times...

  • Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi... What is going on down here?!

  • Simon says "say daddy." Daddy.

  • Now look at the camera and say "daddy."

  • Simon says "Look at the camera and say Daddy."

  • Daddy! Oh my goodness!

  • Are these Animal Crossing villagers here? No, no, we just made it up.

  • It says "Animal Crossing" right on the top!

  • I know- we wish there was this kind of villager. Oh!

  • So if someone [who is watching] makes Animal Crossing villagers, please make one of these!

  • Wait, wait! This too!

  • Oh cool!

  • Well the typhoon is passed,

  • And now it's just a beautiful dayit's always beautiful after a typhoon comes through.

  • So I'm heading to finish all my work.

  • Alright, we got the chair and the desk done,

  • I've got some cleanup to do, but now it's ready for the next phase, which is bringing over studio gear.

  • This is going to be a big one.

  • Now I'm going to setup the equipment in one room while Ruth is setting up the green screen in another one.

  • Looks nice! Yeah!

  • Ah, it's going to be perfect for the recordings.

  • [In Portuguese] Haja luz! Let there be light!

  • Whoa!

  • What room is this?! Are we going to have a proper bedroom for once?!

  • OK, go in. What?!

  • What is this? Doesn't it look so different?

  • That's our couch, we just moved it to the middle.

  • Everything got moved over to the other room. Joshua, don't jump around!

  • It's like a real bedroom again!

  • Alright, not it's time for the next phase of the mission

  • Which is setting up keyboards here, my other keyboards,

  • Setting up wall foam, and some other little details, like plants, that really make a difference!

  • Oh we have a guest, a guest performer!

  • OK guest performer, let's hear how it goes!

  • It goes like that.

  • Nothing like throwing some rocks in the river, huh dude?

  • There they go! Whoa!

  • Watch me, how far I can throw it. Ok, let's see. How far can you throw it?

  • OK I don't want to hit the camera like this.

  • Oh, there you go!

  • It doesn't matter where you live, who you are or what your background is

  • storms of all sorts are sure to come in life.

  • But something else is also true of storms: they are temporary,

  • and if you can just hang on long enough, you'll see the dawning of a new, bright day.

  • So where does the hope to hold on come from?

  • Well, ours comes from our faith in God and strong connections with others.

  • These are forces that are even greater than the biggest storms life can throw at you.

  • Next time on Life in Japan, we take an unforgettable trip as we soar over an active volcano.

  • Subscribe so you don't miss the next Life in Japan!

  • Oh wow! Whoa!

  • Oh it's wind, so windy!

Well the sky sure does look a bit ominous. The typhoon's supposed to be heading this way right now, and we'll see what it does.

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Japan's Scary Storms | Life in Japan Episode 131

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