It's now been a full month since a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake, and even more destructive tsunami, hit the eastern shore of the Tohoku region. What has struck me so much about this month is, despite what I thought was increasing interest in Japan over the last few years, how very little most people do know or understand about Japan. The fact is, most of Japan, outside of the disaster-struck areas of Tohoku, people are fine for the most part. Despite all of these issues though, life here is almost back to normal. Hard to believe? Well, I'd like to introduce you to three ladies, all in their 30s to 40s, from the Tokyo-metropolitan area. I asked them all some questions about the events of March 11 and afterward, and here's what they told me.
I live in British Columbia, Canada where the threat of earthquakes is ever present. We have had them in the past and experts predict another major earthquake is due in the near future. Today, Japan has apparently experienced an earthquake measuring 8.9 and as a result Tsunami Alerts have been posted for the west coast. To this point, nothing has come of that and most likely won't....more