Kizuna: Historias Nikkeis del terremoto y tsunami de Japón

En japonés, “kizuna” significa fuertes lazos emocionales.

Estas series comparten las reacciones y perspectivas de los Nikkeis tanto en forma individual y/o comunal en el Gran Terremoto de Tohoku Kanto ocurrido el 11 de marzo de 2011 y el tsunami como también otros impactos- esfuerzos de colaboración o cómo afectó lo sucedido y sus sentimientos hacia el Japón.

Si quieres compartir tus experiencias, ver la página de instrucciones para enviar un artículo. Recibimos artículos en inglés, japonés, español y/o portugués. Estamos buscando diferentes historias alrededor del mundo.

Creemos que estas historias brindan consuelo a las víctimas en Japón y en el mundo, y esto resulta ser una cápsula de tiempo de reacciones y perspectivas de nuestra comunidad Nima-kai en el futuro.

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Hay diferentes organizaciones y fundaciones en el mundo que colaboran con Japón. Nos puedes seguir enTwitter @discovernikkei para los diferentes eventos y acciones Nikkei o chequear en la sección Eventos. En caso de colocar un evento de beneficencia favor agregar la etiqueta “JPquake2011” para que aparezca en los eventos relacionados con el terremoto en Japón.

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The Great Tohoku Disaster - Part 9

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This is a recreation of my personal experiences from the e-mails that I sent to friends in Canada and Japan, TV news reports in Canada, the U.S., and Japan, and from what my wife Akiko told me.

Ambassador of Canada to Japan – Message to Canadians in Japan

The massive earthquake and tsunami, and resulting destruction of major energy and other infrastructure, is a tragedy of monumental proportions. All Canadians share the shock and grief of Japan’s people, and share their hopes for lives to be saved and communities to be rebuilt. Prime Minister Harper conveyed ...

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The Great Tohoku Disaster - Part 8

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This is a recreation of my personal experiences from the e-mails that I sent to friends in Canada and Japan, TV news reports in Canada, the U.S., and Japan, and from what my wife Akiko told me.

Wednesday, March 23

Norm,

Looting in Sendai! Got any details? What looting?

Yes we have some people going in there and some lights are on. but I guess if someone wants to loot us, they will. The police are often slow even when they are not busy.

I was worried about looting as soon as I shut the door ...

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The Great Tohoku Disaster - Part 7

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This is a recreation of my personal experiences from the e-mails that I sent to friends in Canada and Japan, TV news reports in Canada, the U.S., and Japan, and from what my wife Akiko told me.

WEEK 2

Saturday, March 19

Hi Yuri,

My friend Tomo and his family are in Tokyo now and trying to get to Vancouver. He just bought a house in Sendai in 2010 and has nothing here. His sister is living in Vancouver and will be able to take care of him. We are going to our Russian friends’ house ...

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Reaching out to relatives and friends after the Great Tohoku Earthquake

I woke on the morning of March 11 to an email from a friend saying she had just heard about a massive quake in Japan and she hoped that my relatives and friends there were safe. It was the first of many such emails and phone calls I received in the days and weeks that followed. Like most of my Nikkei friends, I knew no one in Sendai, or in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. Yet I understood that to non-Japanese those place names meant nothing, and I shared the impulse to check-in. We were concerned and we wanted to be ...

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My Seven Days in March

Day 1

On Friday, March 11, 2011, I found it strange that my 10-year-old daughter’s figure-skating coach called my wife’s cell phone around 9 o’clock in the morning just to ask how we were doing. Friday mornings are usually a quiet time for us because that’s the only day when my wife does not have to take our daughter to a daily pre-dawn figure skating lesson on Oakton and then drive her back before her school starts at 8:53. My wife had no idea what the coach was talking about until he muttered “an earthquake ...

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