This is the extracts from the newsletter issued by a tea shop The Tea Haus in Canada.
<Tsunami/Earthquake Relief efforts for Japan>
I am so grateful to Stefanie, the shop owner and a friend of mine, for her kind support to Japan. I learned that some customers visited her shop within a couple of hours receiving the newsletter. I would like to express my deep appreciation to them all for their thoughtfulness and concerns, too. Dear everyone supporting Japan, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
Personally, living far from the disaster-stricken area, I don’t suffer any direct damage. But now, the number of the deaths and missing is increasing every day and every hour. More than 400,000 people are forced to live at evacuation sites. Many of them have no heat, but heartlessly, it is snowing. Anxiety about radiation.....Thus, we still have tons of concerns and there will be a long way ahead to recover the whole country, but we are trying to overcome massive adversity.