Posted July 1st, 2011 in Japan 6 Comments »

It’s been almost 4 months since Japan’s huge earthquake which happened on March this year, and people in other countries may think that things in Japan are back to normal already, but actually they aren’t.

People at damaged area (To-hoku area) are still suffering from hunger – I heard some people get only 2 rice balls a day.  There’s not much protein foods supplied to the area.

There was another big earthquake in Nagano prefecture yesterday.  There’re quite big damages over there, and people are obviously frightened: thinking when the next earthquake will be.

My friend in Tokyo told me this morning that her company banned using air-con in the office.  It’s summer in Japan now, and it’s been over 35℃ everyday, plus very humid.  My friend said people may get heat stroke!

Japan gets lots of earthquakes, but it’s been having way too many recently.  I’m worried Japan island may sink… I hope it doesn’t happen!!

6 Comments on “Earthquakes”

  1. 1 Megan said at 1:14 pm on July 1st, 2011:

    It is still terrible for many people in Japan in the disaster areas. I read yesterday that many people have been given no fruit or vegetables since the tsunami. Some are trying to grow their own. I visit lots of different websites to find information because my husband and I are going there in October. Among other things, we are going to do a week of volunteer work. There is still so much to be done. I found this website yesterday People’s needs are so simple – just the basics that we all take for granted. It is heart breaking.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 7:41 am on July 2nd, 2011:


    You are going to Japan in October?
    Yes, people at those area are still suffering from having not enough foods. They get rice or bread, but no meat, fish, fruits and vegetables…
    It’s good that you and Peter are planning to do volunteer work! As a Japanese, I feel that I want to say thank you.
    I saw the website you linked. It’s really heart breaking that even kids are not getting fruits & vegetables. They need fan too as it’s summer over there.

  3. 3 achan said at 3:07 pm on July 1st, 2011:

    The media doesn’t really publicise what is actually happening very much, you need to find grass root organisations to see it and the government seems to be fighting over stupid things when peoples lives are at stake.

    Try (fruits and cleanup) (socks for Japan)

    They both have hands on experience on whats happening and ways to help.

    People are in a rut because they have no means to start a new and no where else to go. My friend left and has now returned and her doctor said she shouldn’t have because things are going to get worse from her on in…

    I’d love to hear of other groups if you know them

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 7:51 am on July 2nd, 2011:


    Many people are complaining about Japan’s media and government.. Why they try to hide something away from people who are seeking information what’s happening in their own country??
    Life of people over there have been totally changed. They need help…! It’s heart breaking to see how many kids have lost their houses… and I love the story of “pink socks” in the website you linked above.

  5. 5 Jun said at 11:04 am on July 3rd, 2011:

    Yes I agree that the media isn’t doing much follow-up to the situation there in tohoku region. The last video I saw was through my friend in Japan, that they are having a massive problem with flies now… and they look way scarier than the ones we face in Aussie! 🙁 I still hope we can help in some where, especially in food area… I don’t know what it takes to be a volunteer but if they I do hope to be able to go volunteer if I qualify…
    Hope things will get better in next half of 2011!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 9:20 am on July 4th, 2011:

    Thanks Jun,
    I really hope so too…!! (>_<)

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