The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

On Groundedness, Preparedness, and Transitions

June 9, 2011

I have three reflections about the March 11 calamity that hit the Tohoku region. The first is that earthquakes and tsunamis are disasters like no other.

How does one describe the unnerving sensation of an earthquake? My husband was with the Navy, and he would be out in the open sea for weeks at a time. At some point, he says, it becomes possible to get used to the incessant . . .

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