Just one year has passed from that last tremendous tragedy. That ocuurred at 14:46 on 11 Mar 2011, and after that the situation in Japan has changed dramatically. Due to support from all over the world, now "a revival" is under way but the problem coming from "nuclear power station destruction" is anticipated to continue 50 yeras or more. The follwing figure (as of yesterday)still remains very serious ;
the dead: 15,854 person
the missing : 3155 person
the refugees : 343,935 person
the debris : 22,530,000 tons
From this morning all TV channels are braodcasting the special programme. I sometimes cannot stop falling tears when I see the video movies and interview for the victims. I am in mourning for all victims today.
Nevertheless, we, all Japanese never give up and never dispose hopes and desire, and should go forward the future with positive thinking and mind.
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RhodieIke (11512) 2012-03-10 22:18
Very fitting post Takero, My thoughts are with you and your country in these sad times. I read your statistics and it fills me with sadness, but also with energy to improve our lives and the way we live, for our future generations so this may NEVER happen again. With Respect. Iain.
jjcordier (73312) 2012-03-10 22:30
Un bien triste anniversaire! Nous pensons à tout le peuple japonais et principalement à toutes ces personnes touchées par ce terrible tsunami.
axiotea (21649) 2012-03-10 23:04
I have no enough strong words to say what I feel about that tragedy!!! Already one year, the situation is still unbearable!
I really admire Japanese people for their ability to stand together against such a terrible disaster!
Of course, my thoughts are with you and the people from Japan, especially to the victims & their families.
With lot's of Respect...
saxo042 (36912) 2012-03-10 23:05
A very good photo as a reminder of that tragical day one year ago. The statistics are telling one story and your picture is telling another.
SnapRJW (29298) 2012-03-10 23:35
Hello dear Takero - Time flies swiftly by but in our soul it is as if time stands still. Memories remain and sadness is our response. We think of you and your fellow countrymen and women. Warm wishes and take care Rosemary
golus (2893) 2012-03-10 23:36
Good Morning Takero,
Who can forget that sad day? I've read your notes with great interest and sadness. I always respect Japanese people of their fortitude, resolution and determination to start from scratch. And hope we all take our lessons from this tragic event and would never face it again.
Kind Regards from Turkey,
kordinator (14831) 2012-03-11 0:07
I regret with you, because every human suffering, suffering is not just one nation,but of all humanity.
We are people, related to each other.
Last year's tragedy in Japan is really a cry for it.
The information provided are terrible.
I want to people all over Japan, for which the whole world thinks you're a strong nation, that the sooner return to normal life.
Probable that such a catastrophe can not be rehabilitated through the night, and that the consequences remain.
The honor and eternal glory of victims.
To you I personally want the best of luck,and cheerful themes in the photographs.
Royaldevon (26617) 2012-03-11 0:26
I shared your sorrow as I read this and remembered that terrible tradgedy. Modern technology meant that the whole world witnessed the horrific event and could offer help. However, it is the Japanese people who live with the sadness and the consequences.
May I wish you solace and fortitude on this memorial day.
With my good wishes,
danos (83081) 2012-03-11 1:03
nice your handsome contribution to the tragedy that beat down on your beautiful country.All we must take care disasters like this to never happen again all over the world.
In the memory of all the victims,Danos
Kofman (2261) 2012-03-11 1:21
Mon cher Takero san,
très bonne photo pour la commémoration de cette tragique journée.
Toujours avec toi et avec les autres japonais qui me sont connus ou non.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2012-03-11 1:43
I dropped by to commemorate the devastating tragedy that deeply etched the hearts of the people of Japan but all over the world as well. A year has passed, it came by so fast and your country dealt with it rapidly, simply showing the world how courageous efficient, and systematic Japanese people are. I pray that all will be well soon and may the scared hearts of the people be healed.
I leave you Takero, with this video that I watched earlier. It struck me and brought me down and tears naturally flowed out of my eyes. To all of our TE Friends, please watch this video.
My sentiments and prayers are with you. God bless Japan, God bless our Earth.
Arigato from the Japan Earthquake Victims
And finally, I leave you with these quote, The Earth is our home and we share it with others who seem very different from us. But we share the same values...of kindness, compassion and gratitude. May we live these values everyday and pass it on to others. - Mark Carpio
Warm regards from Sunny Manila,
ikeharel (52349) 2012-03-11 3:14
An impressive shot, takero, commemorating one year to the disaster.
Picture has intense emotional ambiance transmit, with the old man stand on side.
My best wishs for better times, and i wondered what had happened to our friend akihisa, who did write one day after the major EQ struck?
Have a nice sunday night,
erhan1958 (14544) 2012-03-11 5:20
We were all very sad, I hope not again
TopGeo (38168) 2012-03-11 5:58
I know! I remember! A tear,
wishes and hopes,,,,
carlo62 (27700) 2012-03-11 8:47
non ci sono parole per descrivere certe situazioni soprattutto da chi, come me, è molto lontano e può solo immaginare quello che è accaduto, quello che provo è solo un rispettoso silenzio per te e tutti i tuoi connazionali.
Ti mando un augurio di speranza e ottimismo nel futuro, quello che è successo non verrà cancellato, ma dobbiamo imparare a fare del nostro meglio per il domani.
siudzi (32379) 2012-03-11 9:09
Dear Takero - a heartbreaking day for all I'm sure of that. My thoughts are with you. Take care.
TRB (13561) 2012-03-11 9:10
All Turkey is a very sorry, I cried.
One year has passed, I hope that does not happen again.
Greetings and best wishes to the people and the Japanese
Sonata11 (33157) 2012-03-11 10:21
Wow!!! this was tremendous tragedy that is even hard to forgeting for a moment. The times flaying so fast. Thousands of people lost their life, I hope that NEVER happend again. I do admire Japanese people for never give up their courage and never loosing a hope.
All the best to you and to all Japanese people,
rychem (19523) 2012-03-11 11:31
Great photo dedicated to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, my thoughts are with you
holmertz (37127) 2012-03-11 12:36
Today the world has once again turned to Japan to share the grief of your people. This is a fitting tribute to those who didn't survive that terrible day. It is also a good photo and a nice composition and many details to watch.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-11 12:53
Hi my friend
Interesting combination of good congratulations
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-11 14:57
Dear Takero from Tokyo.. Our glabal thoughts and sympathies are with you and the whole of Japan, I cannot believe one year has past since this tragedy.. We saw coverage on our BBC channels.. certainly a day of mourning and reflection..
emka (73329) 2012-03-11 15:24
Appropriate post for the anniversary of the tragic events. How quickly the time passed. Also in our television there were special programms, very moving. Impressive interviews with the families of the victims and the area after one year. we all are very sad and have tears in our eyes but also admire the Japanese people for their power. My thought are with you and your family. Life must go on but memory of sad time will remai n.
worldcitizen (6483) 2012-03-11 15:46
Here in NYC we also had some special television programs and newspaper articles about the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. It is very sad to see the videos and photos of the disaster, and think about all the people who died. Your photo is a nice tribute, full of red, hopeful color. I will continue to send love and positive energy to your beautiful country.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-03-11 16:12
The photo is a strong symbol. I admire the composure of the Japanese people, given the magnitude of the catastophe, and its consequences, very durable. We can certainly rebuild the cities and villages destroyed by the tsunami. It will be harder to decontaminate surfaces contaminated by radioactive substances, to very long lifetime. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
baddori (19157) 2012-03-11 16:38
Maio scherzare con gli elementi naturali .
Una tragedia per tutto il mondo e vicini al popolo Giapponese.
adores (34408) 2012-03-11 19:59
I saw it on the news today also!Such a great tragedy. Your photo is a really good homage and also a way to remember them and make us all think!
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-11 20:41
I remember that terrible tragedy as was yesterday. I had some friends on the region affected and fortunately they are fine. I really admire the capacity of the Japanese people to start over after such big loss. My thoughts are with you.
Bournazel (6341) 2012-03-12 3:08
I'm so soryy but i'm very busy with my job , so no time enough to enjoy your (master)work
As many people roundaround the world, I don't forget Japan. It was very impressive one more time to see all the celebrations in Japan these two last days
All the best from Angers France
mauro61 (52623) 2012-03-12 3:15
ricordo sempre vivo di quei drammatici giorni nei nostri occhi.
Una sorta di monumento che rappresenta il non voler dimenticare quelli che sono periti in questa tragedia.
Un caro saluto
dale54 (6291) 2012-03-12 7:15
hello my friend from tokyo.very sobering work,great note too,your shot here is very moving indeed.great work and great shot for this sad time! tfs takero! dr
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-03-12 14:27
I think that any word can explain what really happened in Japan, after a year there's a great pain in the soul of all the people of the world!!!
I'm near your soul my dear friend, and near all the Japanese people.
Thanks a lot for this great testimoniance.
nikkitta (13294) 2012-03-12 16:22
Hola dear Takero
Moving note to remember a very sad time
I truly hope your country keep recovering step by step but recovering as you said with a positive attitude and mind
Warm regards from Argentina
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-13 16:38
Namaskar my dear Takero,
I don't know how I missed this image. A nice tribute to the people who lost their lives, who lost their families, who lost their homes and who lost their body parts. Japanese people are great. The are very courageous. I pray God to give the families of the victims a great strength to cope up with the situation.
Nard (6970) 2012-03-15 2:24
A strong picture for a reminder of this tragedy. The statistics are terrific and make this bad day more tragical and horrible. Warm thinks for the Japaness people and hope for the futur.
Angshu (54745) 2012-03-16 0:46
One year has passed...I was seeing a program on TV on 11th...the devastation & the resilience the people showed thereafter cannot be described in words . I can only share your sorrow & grief, the heart wrenching scenes will forever rankle in our brains & also the tales of resilience!
cavli (1874) 2012-03-16 2:57
Very good capture as a reminder of that tragical day one year ago. nice composition and good presentation with your note. tfs
mursaloglu (8321) 2012-03-16 7:06
Ohayogozaimasu dear Takero
I share with all my hearth your 1. year commemoration. Great picture amazing frame and marvelous colors. Bravo. ihsan
jhm (135238) 2012-03-17 1:22
Japan come back, as all the disasters in the past, you people is a people of force.
Also here in Belgium life everyone with these disaster in Japan.
Very well composition, nice presentation. TFS
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (28069) 2012-03-17 5:59
Hello Takero, with regret for the delay, I send my most heartfelt tribute to the victims of the disaster, which was a year in these past days, for you all my respect and affection.
Best wishes for the future.
annjackman (17797) 2012-03-17 22:32
This is a very fitting tribute to the horrific events that happened a year ago. The world should not forget. Thankyou for this photo to mark the occasion - very appropriate.
With very best wishes, Ann
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (34488)
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