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The launchpad is across the sea, on the next promontory.

I wonder if I should even bother taking footage with my phone given that the launch will be professionally recorded and livestreamed from the same location.

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There's nobody around, but it looks like I'm allowed to stay here (the observation deck is just outside the 3000m evacuation radius around LP1).

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This is the observation stand of the space center. The launch is scheduled for tonight around 2:31am.

iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv

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JAXA's H2-B posing for a new Windows XP background

This morning I drove around the island to see waterfalls (ๆป)...

Even though it's a sunny day, this ferry is rolling so much ๐Ÿคข

Come on, it will take just 1h...

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As is common on Japanese boats, there's a carpeted room where passengers can take off shoes and lay on the floor to take a nap. Today there is only one passenger besides me.

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Avoiding restaurants and cafes greatly limits my warm food options... I should have bought a propane burner for camping :-(

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Lawson's microwavable food isn't too bad. This vegetable bibimbap should be , probably...

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