Monthly Archives: April 2011

Update: April 25

There was an article in the paper today by an American who has been living in Sendai for years and recently returned after evacuating with his family. He said that there had been no violence or looting, because that would … Continue reading

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Business as usual

I saw in the paper today that most embassy staff have returned and are back to normal function. Travel restrictions have been lifted. The danger zone around Fukushima has been narrowed. Apparently, current radiation levels in Tokyo are only half … Continue reading

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No news is good news

Nothing much has changed. We’re still having aftershocks and they’re still scary, but there’s still no damage here. The tourism industry is taking major blows–Hato tour buses are running with only five passengers, flights are being canceled, hotels are nearly … Continue reading

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Little Things

Back to work tomorrow, but my three days off have been nice. Sensei has started delegating classes, so today’s kicking class was taught by Hama-chan, who is a good friend. At the beginning of class, I was at the back of … Continue reading

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April 11, part 2

Jesus. Not two minutes after I hit the publish button, we had another major aftershock. We’re still OK. Mac and cheese for dinner tonight.

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Update: April 11, one month post-quake

There’s still a lot of concern about radiation and I don’t know what to make of it. The TV is full of nodding grey-hairs who throw around words like millisievert and becquerel. I don’t know what they mean. (Neither does … Continue reading

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