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Today is a day for remembrance. As 3.11 is every year. And will be for as long as I am alive.

It is not about the government, about TEPCO, about anything else.

It is about those that lost their lives, those who lost loved ones, and those whose lives and livelihoods were forever altered as a result.

I lost friends. My parents lost friends. And parts of Japan that were a part of my childhood are forever changed.

Remember and cherish, and hope for a better tomorrow!

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Zones2surf, what wise and meaningful words.

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May we never forget this loss. May we learn to be alert in the furture.

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“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” 

Japan is a very strong nation.

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I truly pray for blessings on the dead and the still suffering. What a terrible day it was.

My daughter, who was three years old at the time, seeing all this tragedy on TV, could only say, "Help them."

I'm too overcome thinking about it to articulate anything better than that.

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A new GOJ radiation reading taken deep inside Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor No. 2 shows levels reaching a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, a number experts have called "unimaginable". The medical repercussions alone will continue into the next century based upon studies of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Sadly too are the Scientific studies of the American and British nuclear testing conducted in the Marshal Islands which reveal their uninhability will continue for at least another 200 years because like Dailichi’s #2 max levels within the earth alone have been way beyond that ever expected prior to and following subsequent scientific Monitoring studies. Those islanders too, like the residents surrounding the Fukushima areas will no longer be able to visit their ancestral grave sites nor their buithomes. Our hearts and prayers reach out to them and their future generations.

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I can't believe that 7 years have already passed...

I will always remember where I was at that exact moment in time and I will always remember the images that I saw being broadcast on the news.

My thoughts will always be with those who were affected by the devastation caused on 11th March 2011.

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Words fail me. Except to try to give my prayers for all, including me and so many friends.

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It was a shocker of a day. I know enough about Japan's geography to know about the Pacific fault line and the frequency of 'Japanquakes' but I know about the excellent civil engineering there and the Japanese fire-fighting dept. is known to be one of the best-disciplined and most efficient in the world. With these location circumstances it needs to be.

I was deeply saddened when the 2011 quake hit so hard, especially since Haiti was severely hurt by one that January. Mercy Corps allowed us to write condolescences and encouragement to Japanese children online. I hope by doing so I bolstered the confidence of them. Japan is a strong nation and I'm glad they were able to pull themselves up again but my sympathy and prayers go to the residents of the Fukushima area. The aftereffects of that are long-lasting. God Bless Japan.

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Lest we forget

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Sorry for your guy' lose

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