Category Archives: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Colors of change

It is nearly November and autumn finally seems to be making its way here in Tokyo. This past week Sayuri and I went up to Tohoku both to see the fall colors and to visit the quake/tsunami stricken region in … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Prayers

A few weeks ago I asked for prayers about the earthquake damaged retaining wall behind our house which is being re-constructed. We have actually had several sizeable quakes since I made that request including two of the biggest shakes since … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall

During the Earthquake our property actually had some pretty significant damage. There is a retaining wall behind our house which is keeping a Buddhist Temple from crashing in on us. Some large chunks of the wall fell down during the … Continue reading

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Rain Rain go away… NO please STAY!

June is the rainy season here in Japan. Often it extends into mid-July as well. This year we have already had a few Typhoons bring us hard pouring rain. But the rainy season usually is four to six weeks of … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the return to normal life

Last week Wednesday was the two month anniversary of the Earthquake. Here in Tokyo the aftershocks are now felt with far less frequency – in fact, I cannot remember that last time I felt the ground beneath my feet move, … Continue reading

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The fragrance of progress

This past week I returned to Sendai to help Food for the Hungry in its relief effort in the Tohoku region of Japan. Some things had changed. Unlike for weeks ago there were no more lines at the gasoline stations … Continue reading

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The never ending story never ends and something new as well

Tomorrow is our daughter Haruka’s 17th birthday. I remember back when she was ten and we were staying in Holland, Michigan for home assignment how she and her brother Akio would get up early on snowy mornings and turn on … Continue reading

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