Two days ago I was finally able to contact a friend in Sendai, the largest city closest to the epicenter. He said that he and his family are OK, and that their apartment building had only minor damage. Dishes has fallen off the shelf and many were broken.
The friend met up with news journalists from America and took them close to the towns of the Rikuzen coast that were destroyed by the tsunami. The towns are completely gone with only rubbish remaining.
Due to concerns of a possible meltdown of the nuclear reactors in neighboring Fukushima, he and his family will move from Sendai to avoid possible radiation contamination.
A family with 7 children who lives next door to me moved to Nagoya, far from Fukushima. The had planned to move even from before the time of the disaster and it gave them greater motivation to leave quicker than planned. But as I said in a previous post, I do not think nuclear radiation will come to the Niigata area were I live. The prevailing winds blow from the west to the east, and there is a mountain range between us and one of the Fukushima power plants, 180 kilometers away.
A family I know who have a house in Chiba just east of Tokyo have left the country entirely.
Fukushima prefecture is one of the neighboring prefectures of Niigata, where I live. Fukushima is one of my stomping grounds.
The Chinese ideograph of Fukushima literally means, “happy island”. Who is the author of life? Yeshua Hamashiach – AKA Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Who is the author of unhappiness and death – Lucifer, AKA Satan, the hairy one.
The Rikuzen coast was one of the most beautiful areas of Japan to visit. Now it’s a waste land.