I had a mission to conduct and I started it with a hectic day.
I received 10 companies to participate in Tokyo Game Show and I also organized events such as networking/pitching and tow dialogue sessions with Japanese gaming companies prior to their participation in the trade fair.
Unfortunately, the Day 1 – arrival to Tokyo on 9 September 2019 was hit by Typhoon 15.
Typhoon passed Tokyo in early morning around 3 – 5 am.
Many commuters were affected by Typhoon 15 in the morning of 9 September 2019 because many train stopped its services to avoid passengers’ conferment.
On the other hand, I was worried mission members’ flights get cancelled; nonetheless, I started receiving a news that they safely arrived – I was relieved.
The weather recovered quickly and train operators started the service.
However, my delegates at Narita Airport were not fine.
They reported public transportations were out of service.
I couldn’t believe this because there are many: 2 train lines (JR and Keisei), 3 bus operators (Airport Limousine Bus, Keisei Bus, Access Narita) and taxi.
I thought some will recover by afternoon; but no.
There wasn’t any news on TV or anywhere about losing public transportation in and out of Narita Airport due to tree branches covering rail ways and highways and broken electricity poles.
They ended up staying over night at Narita Airport.
These photos are taken by delegates.
I tried to arrange a bus for them; however, highways were closed…
They took early train to Tokyo and arrived at networking venue.
Thank you all for rushing to the venue.
I was so happy to see you all!