Stories Out Of Japan

Some of the stories of survival that we’ve been hearing out of Japan have been quite remarkable: a mother floating on a tire for 12 hours with her children; a grandmother and granddaughter running up a hill in flight from the approaching roar; and a family whose only food for days was whatever floated by their home.

The first several weeks saw many of our co-workers setting up base camps for future volunteer activities, gathering information and identifying the needs of the moment, and…

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One man, a boat, and an ocean…

I found this information on Gizmodo.com. It’s an amazing story. To read the original article click here.

The man in the picture above is Susumu Sugawara. He is 64 years old and lives on the island of Oshima along with 3500 other Japanese people. When he heard the tsunami warnings, he headed toward the sea. He’s not a man who pursues adrenaline rushes, but he loves his people. You see, people travel from his island to the mainland by boat, and he knew that if there were no boats they...

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