My personal thoughts about Japan earthquake
I am a 24 year old Japanese living in Tokyo.
About the CNN anchor’s joke. Someone wrote the anchor was “giggly” while reading the news and did not say a word about Godzilla. So it seems that joke thing was half true, half wrong. (Thank you for the information.)
I noticed some people are saying “Japan deserves this for the things Japanese did at WW2 and Pearl Harbor”. I’m not angry knowing about this. I am not writing this to accuse them. You cannot criticize someone just because they think different from one another. Besides, the history is true. We lost in WW2 causing many damages to other countries, leaving many damages on peoples hearts. That is the history, it is unchangeable. I know People have the kindness to feel sorry when they see someone dying in front of them, even when they see it in TVs. I think those who said “Japan deserves this… ” were thinking from a view seeing Japan as a “country”.
Japan, as a country, is facing many problems. Problems with near by countries such as China, Korea, Russia. We have the Okinawa military base problem with America. Japan has many domestic problems too. The politics!!! The prime minister changes so often. As a Japanese citizen, I feel the government and the citizens are always misunderstanding each other. I do wish the whole society in Japan will become much more grateful to all of us. If so I may have to understand and support the government, but it is really hard to understand what they are thinking and is hard to give full support to them.
What we should do from now on. For now, this cares the most. I wish people, mostly Japanese citizens, will never forget what happened the day before and not to forget to supporting people who are suffering right now. At the same time, there are many suffering people around the world. We should not forget about them too. Even if it doesn’t make many changes, we should do what we can do.
If you have more interest in the earthquake, here are my other posts.
2011/03/11 Japan Now
2011/03/12 Japan Now 2
2011/03/12 For those who don’t know much about Japan
my post 2011/03/11 Japan Now was rebloged & liked by tons of people. I’ve got some encouraging messages too. I am so surprised. It was way beyond my thought that many people have interest in this earthquake.
I did not write those to earn followers or to get more “notes”. After writing Japan Now, about 90 followers increased. I guessed these 90 people have interest in this earthquake. So I wrote more. I wanted to tell what I know and what I felt. The only thing I know that is true are my feelings and thoughts.
Thank you for those who gave me messages. I have read them all. Sorry for not replying individually.
Thank you to the all countries who are giving support to Japan. We do understand it is dangerous to come to save people here. We do know they have families and loving ones left at their homes. Thank you so much. Thank you for reading.