Thursday, March 17, 2011

Utter Devastation

As many long-time readers may know, Unsuck lived in Japan a while back. My experience with Japanese mass transit is a major reason I am so critical of Metro.

I had both the fortune and misfortune of being in Kobe, Japan, during the 1995 earthquake ( 阪神大震災 (hanshin daishinsai) that brought huge parts of western Japan to its knees. It was hard to imagine anything worse, but the Great Tohoku Earthquake (東北地方太平洋沖地震 (Tohoku-chiho Taiheiyo-oki Jishin)), ensuing tsunami and nuclear nightmare look much, much more devastating.

It's completely heartbreaking to see events unfolding there now, and it brings back a lot of bad memories.

Back in 1995, Japan largely shunned outside assistance, but this time it looks like they're going to need it.

This is the most comprehensive list of ways to give I've found. If you have something to add, please do in the comments.

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