Monday, March 14, 2011

Somehow I am Safe!

I appreciate all the concerns, thoughts and supports from all over the world. As you must have already known through media news, last Friday afternoon at 14:46pm in Japan, we Japanese were hit by the most biggest earthquake in these 1000 years history, it's said. It's horrible. Though my family and I are safe. Here are three maps. If you can't read Japanese, guess the geographical informations.

A map of Tohoku area

A map of Miyagi prefecture

A map of Sendai

We live at the point, far from the coast fortunately. But there are friends and relatives we can't get in touch.


Susanne said...

Hallo Hideko,
I´m very happy, that you are safe. I hope, you will get contact to your relatives soon. I´ll keep my fingers crossed, that the earthquakes will stop and the nuclear disaster will not reach a bigger scale.

Gerry Krueger said...

I got up in the middle of the night to let Morris out and checked my computer for news from Japan... So glad you are safe but so distressed at the tragedy for your country... Let us know if you have water, gas and power and food.
Do you live where you will be evacuated? You and your family are in my heart and prayers Hideko.
Gerry K...

Mireille said...

Dear Hideko,

I am so happy, i was so concerned.
I hope that it may stop very quick. I pray that you may find your friends and relatives soon.
I heard on my work the news I searched on the net and saw that Sendai was hurt very much, when I arrived at home I found a packet of you. It was so strange, i was concerned the whole weekend.

Big big hugs,

Bear said...

Hello Hideko
I am so relieved to have you and your family safe (and also to know now that Emiko and her family are also safe) but so sad for Japan, and the loss of so many lives due to Fridays' Earthquake, and Tsunami. The Earthquake has been upgraded to a 9, now and the entire Island of Honsho (spelling is probably incorrect - please forgive me)has been moved 8 meters.please stay safe Hideko you and all of Japan are in my thoughts and prayers
much love and tons of hugs (Belinda) Bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Lorenza said...

Hi Hideko, so happy to hear from you, my thoughts are with you and all the Japanse people in this terrible circumnstance. Lorenza

Plays with Needles said...

I am so very glad you are safe but my heart is hurting for all of your people. I lived in Japan for three years and know that you are a resilient and strong people. Please let us know how we could best help.

I hope you find your family and friends are all well.

Much love and prayers,
Susan Elliott

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You and others in your country have my prayers. I cannot imagine what all the devistation and fears must be like. So sorry this happend there, but glad to hear you are safe. Connie

Nancy said...

Hugs to you and yours, I can't imagine your worries over family and friends. Take care and be safe.

thequiltingpenguin said...

I'm so glad, you're safe!
Prayers to you and your family an friends are on their way!
hugs from Vienna

shawkl said...

It's all just too horrible for words! Thankful that you are alive and well. Prayers for your families safety. Prayers for your country as you re-built. Prayers for those who have lost friends, co-workers, and family.


susiew said...

I am so happy you are safe. My heart aches for all the people in Japan who are affected by the earthquake. I hope and pray you will hear from your relatives. Stay well and safe. I send my thoughts and prayers for your next steps of rebuilding.

Laurie said...

Hideko I am so relieved you are safe, and I continue to pray for your country and relatives you are trying to contact. Please know you are so special to so many of us, and our love goes out to you, you're family, and Japan.

Astrid said...

Dear Hideko,

I am so glad, that you are safe and survived that horrible earthquake and the following tsunami! And I hope, that you will find your friends and relatives soon in good condition.

Here in Germany, we are so very sorry with Japan, we cannot believe the pictures in the TV, it is so horrible! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Best wishes,

Maureen said...

My heart aches for the people of Japan. I'm so sorry, Hideko, but I'm glad to hear that you and yours are safe.

Nicki Lee said...

Hi Hideko,

I am so very happy to hear that you and your family are safe. My heart goes out to the people of Japan for their loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Big hugs!
Nicki Lee

Donna said...


Jonathan and I are so happy to hear that you and your family are safe. You and everyone in Japan(esp. Sendai) are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jonathan, Donna and Donavan

Momma Bear said...

I'm so glad to know you and your family are safe! I'll keep praying for your relatives. i hope you hear of them soon one way or the other.

Betty said...

Dear Hideko,

So glad you are safe. I also know that you are having to deal with much hardship and worry. Healing thoughts and best wishes that all your friends and family are safe. The devastation surrounding you must be horrendous.


Rose Anne B said...

I am so very very glad you and your family are safe and I pray that this continues and that Japan and it's people find they heart and will to battle the conditions and days ahead and definitely restore some semblance of normality! Take care!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

We have been concerned and holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear from you and I hope you hear from all of those family and friends you have been unable to contact.

Anonymous said...

Great News!! I check in on your Blog often and am so glad to hear you are safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Suzie in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Hideko, we have been watching the reports of the brave Japanese communities caring for each other.
We pray for strength for the survivors. Lynn, SoCal

Heike said...

Hello Hideko,
my prayers are with You and whole Japan.
A big hug