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Soma city in Fukushima prefecture was my home for two years in my early twenties. It is, what is left of it, just south of Sendai. Friends I have managed to contact are alive, stoic, and commendably Japanese. I’m still hopeful about others, but I taught literally thousands of children there, some of them from Minami-Soma, which was completely levelled.
This is an email from there:
Thank you Danny ! My family is OK, and my friends too. Of course I received severe damage in my shop. But the building does not fall down, my house too – We can live.
This earthquake is the bigest in the world – Magnitude 9.0. The size that nobody can imagine – Once in 1000 year?
Some friend lost their house by Tsunami-over 10m. Yurie lost her house. Tsunami came west of Nityu (daini-tyugattukou) - I saw big fisherman’s boat on the road near Nityu. Near beach, houses were broken and move in Soma, Isobe to Sinchi – Nothing. Read the rest of this entry »