Monday, August 1, 2011
TWO DAYS TO GO and A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE REGION
Below please read and excerpt from a letter sent to me.
After talking to my wife about this a little bit more (since she watches much more news than I), she recommends that I stay semi-anonyomous as who knows what the government will be doing in the months to come (right now they are trying to ask people to stop talking out against what is happening in Fukushima and the lack of response to the Tohoku area).
Therefore I would like to change your write up to the following, for the time being…I hope you don't mind but I just want to make sure my job is not in any jeopardy due to government pressure, especially because I have 3 children to the care of. I am not overly worried, but the government here does strange things sometimes, so better safe than sorry…
Below is the write up from a communication I had yesterday evening.
Today I spoke with an American who will call R who lives in the Tohoku area of Japan with his wife and children. R is a teacher at university who experienced the earthquake first hand and is helping to organize volunteers who will help translate for me. I asked R how he felt about the entire situation and how the government was handling the recovery. He was left without words. It is evident that his silence simply reflects the true anger and frustration he feels toward the negligence of the National government as he sees families suffer in a somewhat state of disrepair.