Friday, April 8, 2011

It's the Little Things...Japan

Yesterday there was another earthquake in Japan, not as big as the March 11th 9.0 earthquake, the "Great Eastern Japan Earthquake" [東日本大震災, Higashi Nihon Daishinsai], but still discouraging, disheartening, to the Japanese people.

Robert Brady,an American expat who settled in Japan in 1980, blogs at Pureland Mountain . Follow his posts as he tries to contact family in the earthquake area, locates them, and eventually gets them to his home.

From the Pureland blog I found a link to Socks for Japan, a webpage dedicated to supplying new socks to refugees.

New, clean, dry socks packaged with an encouraging note...such a little thing.

The Pureland blog also has a link to a site where there are before-and-after photographs of tsunami areas

If you have the time, view this youtube post found on the Kuji City Blog of beautiful Kuji City accompanied by haunting music [I wish I could identify the music and the artists]:

From the Daily Yomiuri Online, a reporter's story of a flight he took along the coastline the day after the earthquake and tsunami:

The plane flew further south. The town of Kuji, Iwate Prefecture, once nestled in the curve of a bay, had been swept away by a tsunami. The ground was soaked in seawater and shining as it reflected the sunlight.

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