Category: Tsunami Relief Journals (2012)

Figure 3: I have a new appreciation for farm-to-table foods

Bert – Day 2

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After a rough night of sleep, we got up and washed. I remember the Port-a –Potty incident, it was cramped and difficult to maneuver in the small room. It just amazes me how the locals can use it without making a mess! I, unfortunately, was banging against the walls trying to maneuver in position. We […]

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Figure 3: From left to right - Iku-chan, Bert, Milton, Mr. Yamada, and Mrs. Konno sit down for some home cooked Japanese food. Oishikata!

Troy – Day 2

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Today the five of us awoke in our community room. We cleaned up the area, stacking the seat cushions we slept on and prepared for the day. I certainly had no expectation of what was to come. After our morning rituals we met back in the small room and sat around talking story and noshing […]

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Milton – Day 2

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It’s day 2, and aside from a rough sleep (we were 5 men sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on a wooden floor. If you turned to your side you were literally face to face with the person sleeping next to you!) we were ready to make some picnic tables! Mrs. Konno and Iku-chan brought us breakfast that morning, […]

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Bert – Day 1

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On the first day of Japan Relief II we woke up early at approximately 4:30 am. We left our hotel which was located near the Asakusabashi station, and met Mr. Yamada at his office, DIYNA City located at Ochanomizu station at 6:00 am. Mr. Yamada, Milton, Troy, and I left his Tokyo office with our […]

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Troy – Day 1

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Milton, Bert and I got up early and checked out of our hotel. We met Mr. Yamada, president of DIYNA City Co., at his office located near Ochanomizu Station. We gathered all the supplies that we would need and set off for the Tokyo train station where we caught a shinkansen, or bullet train, to […]

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