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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Let's keep on praying for Japan! Japan is getting better and better~【the Great East Japan earthquake】【11th March】
11th March is a day that can never be forgotten by the Japanese every year. Although 5 years have passed, Japan is still working hard to make things better. That natural disaster was really a very seriously painful disaster for Japan. Japan was not like Japan at all. Even Tokyo was greatly affected.
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震 Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin)was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST(05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of theOshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 30 km (19 mi).The earthquake is also often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan earthquake (東日本大震災 Higashi nihon daishinsai) and also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and the 3.11 earthquake. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.
In Japan, we usually call that disaster as the Great East Japan earthquake (東日本大震災 Higashi nihon daishinsai) .
During the week of 11th March, there are always many special television programmes made to remind Japanese people of the disaster and encourage Japanese people to step forward more bravely. By the information obtained from the media, I felt very touching that actually there are many people all over the world praying for Japan sincerely and sending friendly big yells to Japan. Thank you very much!
Although like many people, I feel sorry and pity as well. In fact, I experienced the disaster to certain extent. If you were not living in Japan, you could hardly imagine how Japan looked like. You could not buy water, bread and food etc. Many people were rushing to the airport. People were afraid of the radiation problem etc. However, even in such hard conditions, Japanese people were helping and encouraging each other warmly. Japanese people were highly praised by their neat order and nice manner. Instead of expressing negative feelings, I would like to tell the world that Japan is recovering and stepping forward from the disaster, in the meantime, the local Japanese know how the world cares about Japan. Really thank you so much!
Recently, one news has impressed me. As we know that a disastrous earthquake occurred in Nepal in 2015, therefore the Tohoku people invited Nepalese teens to come to Japan to encourage them to spring back from the disaster bravely. If you are interested, please read the following article as well.
Nepalese teens learn how Tohoku sprang back from disaster
This song was produced to be dedicated to the disaster. If you are interested, please listen to it.
Let's keep on praying for Japan!
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