(Koriyama City train station)

I offer my prayers for the victims of the earthquake. I think there were about fifteen to twenty thousand victims, depending on the source I check. (CNN currrently says about fifteen thousand, but here in Japan I have read about twenty thousand.)

I regularly check this blog by fellow Fukushimer Anne Kaneko: http://annekaneko.blogspot.jp/ Koriyama is a big city in Fukushima Prefecture, and we just visited it last Saturday. It is a nice place.

I am waiting for the kids’ book “Kenta and the Big Wave” to arrive today. I will blog about it when it arrive later this afternoon. 🙂