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Life slowly returns to Japan's disaster zone


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We think we can survive anywhere,” he says. “We’ve had earthquakes and tsunamis here before. But humans are arrogant. We forget that we are not invincible. We forget that life is fleeting and nature is more powerful than we are. Then something like this reminds us otherwise.”

I hope people read this and remember. What a great quote!

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Hiyori Yama is in a small place called Yuriage; I liked to cycle down there with my son, a nice ride along the river down to the beach. Google maps have updated their satellite pictures of the town and it's nearly all gone. Many of the places we used to visit have been destroyed, it's very sad.

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I hope dig in and get over this. It is the nuclear plants though that need to be taken care of.

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Very sad! Good luck to those families!

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Is life returning? I hope so, but too early to say in such a devastated area.

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I am heading out with some co-workers on wednessday to help with some cleanup efforts about 2 hours from the base (Misawa ABS). I hope the little I can do to help bring back normalcy to the stricken people of japan is enough to let them know that I appreciate what they are going through right now.

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