Many thanks to my foreign friends to worry about me.
I have got many sympathy e-mails from friends from Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, America and China. Because I live in the suburb of Tokyom, away from the afflicted areas, my wife and I are quite all right, except for occasional electricity blackouts. Food is all right, too. You don't need to worry about us.
But you and your friends can help those people who suffered from the earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and the resulting monster tsunamis, plus crippled nuclear power plants, by sending monetary donations.
More than TWENTY THOUSAND people are dead or still missing, and two hundred fifty thousand people are in asylums, mostly using school buildings. They lack food, water, medical products, gas for automobiles and oil for heatings( the area is still too cold to survive )and sanitary accommodations.
Grave adversity is that the most of the roads are totally devastated, and a lot of asylum places are isolated from normal access. Only helicopters can help, but can you believe that the crippled areas are so wide, more than 500 kilometers along the northeastern coast.
We want to send them the necessary supplies, but still it is very difficult to reach them. Just imagine 250,000 people are waiting for the supply and we can do little. I cannot believe that this is happening in the district of one of the "highly advanced" countries.
I hope you will do something that you can do. tommy