Anyone trying to access the website for the Tokyo Museum of Maritime Science may find that attempts to connect to the site result in a message that the server is not responding.
The URL: http://funenokagakukan.or.jp
I ran into this connection problem several days ago and checked with a friend in Japan, who reported no issues connecting to the site. I have since retested my own network and computers and have checked with people across the U.S. and in Europe to determine that all are experiencing a connection problem. So, the issue seems to be widespread, at least outside of Japan. I’m checking to verify the problem does not occur within Japan, though I tried a VPN connection through a server in Tokyo and still had the problem.
Today, I sent an email to an address I found for the site’s webmaster. I don’t know how effective that will be, but Douglas Brooks was also reported that he is unable to connect and said that he knows who to contact about it. So, hopefully, this will get resolved soon.
But, this means that for the time being, my links in certain posts, such as about downloading the pdf copy of the Funakagami, will not work. I expect this is a temporary issue, so I won’t be changing any of my posts or links for now.
Check back here for updates.