Saturday, March 12, 2011
Earthquake in the J
Just a very quick post as I have been receiving lots of very kind mails and messages checking that we are ok after the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan yesterday. Being based in Tokyo, we were lucky, as it was the north of Japan that was really hit. The good news is that all family and friends are fine. The bad news is that it looks like the death toll is already over 1,000 and rising, there are still aftershocks and more tsunami warnings, and there are some issues with one of the nuclear power plants here. Tokyo is basically fine, it is the north that is feeling it. I just hope things will be ok...
Despite this, I am still very happy to be here! This experience has reaffirmed what an awesome country Japan is, filled with lots of great people and very well constructed buildings. And thanks to the techno community for reaching out, all your messages have been greatly appreciated. Glad to know you care! Thanks.
We are sending our love and thoughts up north, and to all those suffering.