Japan Chair Platform: Response to Japan’s March 11 Disaster: When the Going Gets Tough

Though thankful for our safety, Japanese residents outside of the Tohoku region are unequivocally saddened by the endless stories of tragedy that have ensued since March 11. In the past two weeks, many of us have struggled to come to terms with reports on mounting deaths and calls for help from the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami, given our inability to do more than to donate, restrain from stocking food and goods, and save electricity.

Kazuyo Kato