One week later

18 Mar

It’s now 2:47PM on Friday, 2011 March 18th. The biggest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history struck at 2:46PM on Friday, 2011 March 11th…exactly one week ago.

The giant tsunami that was triggered by the earthquake

I wrote this post at 2:47PM and not at 2:46 (the time the ‘quake struck) because at 2:46PM, all of Japan offered one-minute of silence to honor the victims of the tragedy.

It’s one week later and of course too soon for there to have been much significant improvement or recovery from such a major disaster.

Boat left on a house by the tsunami.

Between the search for survivors, rebuilding the intensely damaged areas, and getting the nuclear power plant back under control…Japan is facing a huge challenge. All the while earthquake aftershocks are still occurring…even down here in Tokyo.
But I’m confident life will be back to “normal” soon enough.

8 Responses to “One week later”

  1. musings March 30, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    You really do have a very interesting and informative blog. I’ll add you to my sidebar so I can remember to visit when I’m able to.


    • tokyo5 March 31, 2011 at 12:30 am #

      Thank you very much. I’ve added a link to your blog on mine here too.


  2. tornadoes28 March 19, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    That first photo is UNBELIEVABLE. I saw the video for that first photo. Posted it on my blog. SO shocking. You can see cars nearby on the highway driving by oblivious to the fact that they are going to be engulfed by the tsunami in seconds.


  3. metalodyssey March 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Those pictures are beyond belief. Words cannot describe just how I feel when I see these pictures and footage on television/cyberspace. The personal stories attached to these horrific events are sad beyond compare.

    I know your country can rebuild and get back to “normalcy” once again. Japan has overcome monumental obstacles before in it’s history… Japan shall overcome once again. Long Live Japan and it’s great people!


    • tokyo5 March 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm #


      >Japan has overcome monumental obstacles before in it’s history

      Yes, that’s true.


  4. sixmats March 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    It’s been an intense week.


    • tokyo5 March 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Yes it has. But especially for those of you up there in Sendai!


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