Friday, March 11, 2011
Earthquake/Tsunami - Not Fukuoka
For family and friends out there - the tsunami and earthquake you may have seen in the news hit Honshu, Japan's main island, on the Pacific coast. We are on the Sea of Japan coast (the "left side," not the "right side," of the map, if you will) on the island of Kyushu, so this is not a quake that affected us directly. Of course this is kind of self-centered to say since obviously many, many people are being affected right now, but we didn't want anybody to worry. And we're very glad that in spite of being sleepy and in pajamas last night we opened the door to our landlord, who turned out to need to make a correction on the earthquake insurance paperwork!