Friday, March 18, 2011

Thinking About Japan

Coming to the end of a long, terrible week for Japan, there's not much to do but try to help keep the focus on what seems sure to be an ongoing crisis. You can make a donation to the Red Cross via PCMA's homepage. And you can read the latest update from the Japan National Tourism Organization here; it begins on a simple, heartfelt note that makes you want to cry: "We are grateful for the warm support and thoughts from many people after the historic earthquake in Japan on March 11."

Let's do what we can to keep the warm support and thoughts coming in the weeks and months to come.

1 comment:

Cathy Walker said...

Japan's building codes, among the strictest in the world, have helped erect an infrastructure that's among the best prepared to deal with earthquakes and tsunamis. Experts said that helped keep the death toll relatively low. Louisiana adopted more rigorous building codes after Katrina, and Japan's experience shows the wisdom of such measures and why officials need to make sure those codes are enforced.

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