Saturday, March 12, 2011

postheadericon Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Update

You will all have seen the terrible news of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday afternoon.

We in Hiroshima have not been directly affected and did not feel the earthquake but we have been watching in horror the news reports on television.

Report

3 comments:

bas said...

good luck Japan with this terrible disaster.
Good luck with resolving the damage and all best for the victims as far as this is sensible. In Holland we live 5m below sealevel and we are watching this with fear!
Regards from the netherlands europe

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update.Its in deed very sad news across the globe as billoins of Japanese are having tough time.I prey for the Japan and japanese people to get over this problem once and for all.
Dr Chandra
Lahore, Pakistan.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Japan and its people on this sad sad occasion, From South West of Ireland Grandmother to Japanese/American Brigid and Cillian, And always an admirer of Japan and its
culture and people

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