With all the horrific news coming out of Japan, today I did receive the following message from Adam, one of our Authors from Japan:
Hello everyone, Would like to start by thanking many of you for your kind check up on myself and Japan. Wife and I are doing just fine. And the friends we have up north have left already this past Saturday. Well clear of the disaster area. Last Friday was a true nightmare for me personally. Never ever in my years on this planet have I experience an event like this. And to think Yokohama had just a little taste of tremor activity. Through out this week there are scheduled power outages. Starting today at 3pm respectively and lasting to 7pm at night. The nations major concerns right now are sorting out the Nuclear trouble at the Fukushima power stations, search, rescue & clean up of all the prefectures invovled. To clear up something important here, the explosions seen on Saturday at one of the reactors was caused by a hydrogen gas build up. Many believe it to be a complete failure but it was not. A complete failure would have lead to a greater explosion than viewed on TV. Shortly around this time some gas was released into the atmosphere and the authorities are stating its at such a low level it would be unharmful to anyone. Yet they still seem to have 20 odd workers that were in direct contact with the radioactive gas. I honestly do not fully believe TEPCO officials. They after all have a bad wrap for covering up troubles. And what's even more worrying is that the one power station is about 40 years old. Just this past February the 10year extended license on the factory expired. Lastly here, business is still a go. But for all those with orders in right now, there will be some delays with shipping goods out of the country and receiving from suppliers here in Japan. Just yesterday some packages were returned that were on route to North Part of Japan. Can't get in contact with the Japanese customers either. Its a bit worrisome in knowing they may or may not contact back. Thank you again to everyone showing concerns. God be with you! Best wishes, Adam
I'd like ask everyone to keep positive thoughts in their minds, and wish everyone in Japan a safe recovery.