My name is Jon and I live in Los Angeles. I've visited Japan a lot so that's what this blog is about...visiting Japan, Japanese history and samurai movies.
It is still an unimaginable sight of terror one week later. I thank you for your tireless posts around the clock. By reposting we are keeping this fresh in people's minds and with our words we are motivating people to help those we love. Please continue to do this.
Thank you for the comment. I don't want people to forget or not realize how bad it is. Looks the death toll may exceed 15,000. And in spite of the belief that Japan and everyone in it are rich, that is not the case. Many people in Japan including in the effected areas live very simple lives. Now many of them have nothing.
It's disappointing that I cannot see the other videos you posted since I am out of the "area". I was wondering if the water was coming over a wall in that picture. The above picture is Miyako. I've been there and there were several tsunami barriers along the coast.
It looks like things are slowly getting back to normal. I mean cleaning out the rubble and the like. Still, it is difficult to get supplies due to the damage. Japan is going to come out of this even stronger. My heart goes out to the children though. God Bless them. All of my friends and extended family are safe. God Bless Japan and her people.
this photo will go down as a very iconic one that in one frame shows the extent of the destruction and tragedy
@Sixmats, yes, the tsunami barrier did nothing to stop the water from bursting over that barrier in the photo. Everything in front of that wave was destroyed. In an earlier post you can see it in the video.@Otsuke, I agree, Japan will recover.@Jamaipanese, there are so many images stuck in my head from this. Very sad.