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Friday, March 11, 2011

I am alive!


For those who sent me messages concerning my family and me, I really appreciate it. As the title says, my family members (including our cats) and I are ALL FINE. FORTUNATELY my city is located inland Japan. It's quite far away from both sea sides.
Up to now, there are no Utsunomiyan fatalities (people in Utsunomiya). When considering what this earthquake with a historic magnitute of 8.8 has caused in Tohoku region, I have to admit that our area have had very little damage. Our life lines- water, electricity, gas, and internet connection- are all fine, although aftershocks keep coming up every 5 to 10 minutes (which make us nervous).

The photo shown above is the one I took at my parents home. One big window fell apart, plenty of glass cups and dishes were crushed, and the Japanese dolls were dancing like crazy...

Again, thanks for worrying about us and I hope that things will get back to normal soon.

This is also an entry for Show Me Japan Vol 1, Issue 17.

33 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that there no casualties over your city.

    Hope everything will be fine soon. Take care! Give Anna and the cats hugs from me.

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  2. 皆様ご無事でなによりです。
    主人は史上に残る、首都圏帰宅難民です(笑)

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  3. Hey, I was worried about you, and about your family....and also, about your country!
    I have seen the damages on tv. Still earthquake is headline news here!
    Take care, my friend!
    Regards from Romania.

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  4. Just read the news. Glad you & your family are fine- I imagine those aftershocks are rather terrifying. Sending prayers out to all of you in Japan. I've seen the photos of the devastation... they are saying this is the largest quake ever recorded.

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  5. I saw in the news about the earthquake, and I hope nobody was hurt.
    Have a good - better weekend!

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  6. glad to know you are safe. sending prayers to japan!

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  7. Glad to hear! Hope everything goes back to normal soon.

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  8. I just learned of the quake and thought of you Yoshi. came here directly and I'm so happy to learn that you and your family are well. I love that you consider the internet a life-line! take care and be safe. thinking of you.

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  9. A friend said their stuff are falling inside the house, little stuff while another tells of an oil refinery getting burned...it's good to hear you are all ok. this news makes me teary... :(

    Ki o tsukete ne!

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  10. Pleased to learn that you and your family are safe and well Yoshi....Take care..we are thinking of you..!

    -Trevor

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  11. Oh my goodness...thank goodness you're OK. I'm worried sick about our relatives in Sendai and Tokyo. We tried calling last night (Hawaii time) and couldn't get through. The lines were jammed. It's awful.

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  12. Yoshi,
    I'm relieved.
    It must be terrible to keeps shaking.
    でもよかったです。

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  13. Boom & I were waiting to hear some news from you, and we're happy that you're all OK. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. I'm so glad you are ok!
    best regards!
    victor

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  15. Glad you guys are fine.
    Stay Safe.

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  16. glad to hear you're fine. there is a blogger Tom that blogs on Sendai and I left a msg on his blog too, I hope he's fine as well.

    http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  17. Thank you for the update. I am glad to hear everything is well with you and your family. We have been watching the news since last night of the devastation. The tsunami waves have hit the California shores here and damaged many boats and harbors as well.

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  18. Yoshi, I was traveling today and only just got to the hotel and turned on the news and saw the devastation in Japan. I began to pray for you immediately. I am so grateful to come to your blog and find that you and your beloveds are safe. I will continue to pray for the missing and injured people in your country. Blessings to you my friend from far away in NH, USA.

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  19. 海側の被害が尋常でないので、本当に恐ろしいです。
    とにかく池田さんが無事でよかったです。
    今後のことも心配ですが、まだ今も予断を許さない状況ですから、
    どうかお気をつけください。

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  20. Glad to hear that you are OK.

    God bless Japan and our wishes and thoughts are with you after the terrible tragedy.

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  21. Hiya! Great to hear you are are all well, i hope that all gets back to normal quickly, what a scare you must all have had! Take care:)

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  22. Glad you are safe. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Take care.

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  23. Glad to hear you guys are ok! Take care!

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  24. Very happy to hear you and your family are safe Yoshi. Our thoughts and prayers are with your country.

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  25. 頑張ろう東北!
    頑張ろう宮崎!
    頑張ろう日本!
    Glad to hear you're fine (although I already know this from other posts, hehe! ^^)
    Please keep safe during the after shocks though!

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  26. Thank goodness you're all OK. Keep safe, and my thought go out to your less fortunate fellow humans who have been affected.

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  27. Happy to hear that you are safe and sound.

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  28. I'm so glad to see that you and those you love are ok! I thought of you when I heard the news. I'm so, so sorry to hear of this destruction and I'm praying for all in Japan.

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  29. I'm relieved you're safe and hope no one got injured by the falling objects or broken glasses.

    Keep yourselves safe from aftershocks.

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  30. 皆様ご無事でなによりです。
    早く余震が収まるのを祈るばかりです。

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  31. Thanks heavens. I didn't really know where you lived in Japan. Such horrible devastation. My prayers and best wishes are with you and all your country.

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  32. Thank you for this message. I was worried for you. All my prayers go to you and the people in Utsunomiya. Take care.

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  33. I am just now catching up with you Yoshi and have fully updated myself on your situation. What a blessing that you and your family are inland. I pray that the radioactive problems do not grow more serious or extensive. My thoughts are with you and your nation. Every thought is a prayer.

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