Thank you for e-mail and thinking of us.
We are all fine in Hokkaido.
But things are not getting better.
The earth quakes and the Tsunami were bad enough, or more than enough, and more people will be effected/killed by the nuclear power plants affected by the earth quake. Already hundreds civilians (at least) were reported to be exposed to radiation and the workers are dying.
Besides Japanese police, troops and special teams, many rescue teams from abroad are coming to Japan. US troops were also sent to Japan to support rescue, but they only stay away on the sea to look for the missing people drifted with Tsunami.
It must be the universal phenomena that the government never tells the truth.
Even some countries notify their nationals staying in Tokyo area to escape, but Japanese government has kept on saying "the level of radiation is low enough not to hurt human", "prepare to cover faces just in case", "Its not beyond the expected level"etc...
They are insane.
They are the ones who have been promoting nuclear policy.
What the government told us tonight was to turn off the lights to save energy, help the victims and to unite to endure. What they have to tell is up-to-date info on the nuclear power plant, the truth.
They need to tell who are/will be in danger and who needs to escape and to where. People need to be prepared, otherwise it will be too late if the worst happens.
And they need to order all the nuclear power plants to stop, because we have 58 of them.
If the worst happens, the victims will be victimized again.
If the worst of the worst happens, like Chernobyl, a half of the land will be highly contaminated (we are such a small country) and we will lose our future.
It is fine, peaceful and getting warm in Sapporo, that's where I live.
Spring is soon coming to this northern island of Hokkaido.
I am just wishing tomorrow will be the same as today.
Please keep on praying to your god