11, 2011 - Earthquake in
Japan. Today an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, north of Tokyo.
Following the earthquake was a ten meter tsunami which
slammed into the cost and wiped out entire towns. We are in
Nara in the Kansai area of Japan. This is quite a distance
from Tokyo and actually we could not feel anything at the
USGS - Real Time Worldwide Earthquake Information
Google Relief Information
Wikipedia - earthquake and tsunami
March 12, 2011 - Earthquake in
Japan - continued.
Things continue to deteriorate in communities outside of
Tokyo. To make matters worse, the nuclear power station
appears to be leaking radiation. This event has profoundly
affected the Japan people, especially the elderly. Although
Japanese people are extremely resilient, older Japanese feel
like this is the beginning of the end of what Japan used to
be. It is evident this tragedy is on the minds of everyone
in this neighborhood, but in typical Japanese fashion, no
one is really talking about it.
March 26, 2011 - House - Beginning of Spring
really wanted this to be an outside party but still not
quite warm enough. Many temperature wooses in our group.