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April 22, 2011

Around the Blogs: Cleaning up Tagajo after the earthquake

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Tagajo-earthquake" Charles Adamson is a long-time resident of Japan who has been involved in ELT here for as long as most people can remember. He lives in Sendai and has been keeping a diary / blog of his experiences since the earthquake.

Yesterday he turned over his blog to Marc Helgesen, ELT author and professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University. From the entry: "Piles of garbage 2 stories high. Cars overturned. A shrine engulfed in stuff that should be somewhere else. A few work teams, lots of military. And our little team...After about an hour, the volunteer center van comes back for us. They reassign us to a house not so far from the giant gasoline tanks. Here we have work to do. The water-line on the house shows it has been flooded by at least 2 meters. It is (was) a traditional Japanese house with a beautiful garden. It reminds me of Masumi’s (my wife’s) folks’ house."

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