Sunday, March 10, 2013

Remembering 3/11: Second Anniversary

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Image: AP Photo/Kyodo News

It's hard to believe that two years have already passed since the massive earthquake and utterly devastating tsunami occurred in Japan. The earthquake struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11th at 2:46 PM (which translates to 10:46 PM Sunday evening here in California). We left Tokyo over a year ago for San Diego, but Japan was my home for more than a decade, and our thoughts are still often back there, especially now as the second anniversary approaches. The terrible loss experienced by so many families and communities in the areas worst hit by the tsunami is still keenly felt, and the reconstruction work will take many, many years to come. We can only hope that, two years on, they are a little step closer to finding some return to normal life, and some peace.