A year ago today, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. It was so huge it moved the earth on its axis. We were out exploring Okinawa (and had no idea what had happened), and I took this picture, which is what pops into my head every time I remember that day:
Amidst all the sadness, we were blessed to be able to take in our very own refugee (an old friend of mine who is part of the JET program on the mainland), who put up admirably with our chaotic lives while she stayed with us. We hope to go up to Miyagi Prefecture and visit Awa some time this spring.
- The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (a documentary)
- Op-Ed Contributed to the Washington Post by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda "A Year After the Earthquake, Building a New Japan"
- Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on One Year Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake
- BBC Documentary: Japan's Children of the Tsunami: