Many people died and many people's lives have changed. How fragile we are. Our house was damaged by the earthquake, but I didn't witness the tsunami. I haven't had a narrow escape from death. But since then, something struck me inside, as if someone gave me a kick in the back to wake me up from my small world. And everything has started to move forward so quickly. Basically I am conservative and think well before I decide. Now I think it's a shame to bound by fixed ideas and be given over to stereotyped behaviour, because life is fleeting.
The names of all victims appeared in a newspaper today. It extend to several pages. According to the National Police Agency, as of 10 March 2012, the confirmed death toll is 15,854, and 3,155 people is still missing.
|After the earthquake in Sendai, around 6:00pm on 11 March, 2011. |
Lights went out from the city. You can only see automotive lights.
- Earthquake damage; http://www.city.sendai.jp/kikaku/seisaku/yoran/data_sendai/pdf/datasendai_14.pdf
- Messages from Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL485006D5D9738951
- A Message from the Governor: http://www.pref.miyagi.jp/kokusai/en/message_en.htm
- i-ADNES: http://iadnes.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-experience-of-earthquakes.html