Mar 11 2011

Heartfelt Sympathy

Published by at 10:05 am under News

Around 3PM this afternoon the earth shook. And shook, and shook. Having been through the Northridge quake, it took a while for it to sink in that this quake was on an altogether different scale. When I turned on the television, I was horrified as I watched the Tsunami hit Northeastern Japan live. It was horrific. Unfortunately the casualty tolls will be much higher than currently confirmed. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this horrible disaster.

For those who might know some of us personally, our little network of friends here in Tokyo have managed to contact each other, everyone is fine, albeit a bit frazzled from the combination of Earthquakes and the complete shutdown of Tokyo’s transit system.

As I write this, nearly 12 hours after the quake hit, we are still being shaken by significant aftershocks.

In Tokyo at least, amazing building codes, engineering, emergency planning and everyone’s strong sense of cooperation means things were remarkably orderly in the face of a horrific disaster.  Again, our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this large disaster, across the entire Pacific Rim.

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3 Responses to “Heartfelt Sympathy”

  1. Tedon 13 Mar 2011 at 6:47 pm

    In America the news shows non stop the terrible devastation this quake has caused Japan.
    Please tell everyone the world cares deeply about your suffering. No aid can compensate
    for even one life. Donation requests from the Red Cross for Japan Crisis appear regularly on every sports game, Saturday Night Live aired a special request, Crunchy Roll is matching donations. Fatality figures are being estimated on the Newswire at greater then 10,000.
    Unstable Nuclear power plants are like salt in a gaping wound.
    The world is going to help as much as possible. We will all mourn the terrible death toll.
    Survivors please don’t give up hope. The world is coming, we are all so sorry.

  2. stationmasteron 13 Mar 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for those great words. North Japan has really suffered. Tokyo has been affected, mostly by secondary effects, including power and train issues.

  3. MVGkaiseron 18 Mar 2011 at 8:11 am

    I am greatly concerned for the country. Once I’m done with my school work I’m going to try to set up a fund raiser for donations. As for now, while I work, I will pray for you Nihon.

    ZETTAI MAKENAIZE NIHONJIN-TACHI YO!!!

    NIHON BANZAI !!!!!!

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