We went to a Town Hall meeting last night to listen to an Admiral field questions about our current situation. According to what we learned, we are in no imminent danger due to the radiation here. The levels are within normal range (although they do become elevated in the rain...which it had been doing for the last couple of days). We were also told the U.S. and Japanese governments are monitoring, and testing the radiation levels daily. Good news for those of us still residing in Japan. Iodine tablets became available to us on Monday. This is strictly for precautionary measures, and there has been no order for us to take them. My mom even has some on hand since she lives very close to a Nuclear Power Plant in California.
The kids returned to school yesterday. While many families have left, or are still leaving, we were reassured that school would remain open to teach the children that are planning to remain here. My youngest son had to go into another class since he only had 5 kids in his class. Luckily, they have 8 classes in his grade. It will take some adjusting to, but hopefully we can just make it through this school year. This will be the school year they will always remember.........full of transitions!
Interesting article from an American living in Japan during the current crisis:http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/overreactions-worsen-japans-misery-118288969.html
|Amongst all the chaos here, there are amazing plants and flowering trees blossoming.|
*****Messages from our Japanese friends/neighbors*****
How are you ? I hope you and your family are fine.
I miss you and class.
I hope we will see you on this coming Friday but I still waiting the message from Family support center whether we can have the class or not.
After the earthquake and the trouble of power plant in Fukushima everyone are nervous. I hope everything are getting move forward.Take care and look forward to seeing you.
Arigatou Gozaimasu Shannon!!! Looking forward to get together with you when you back ♥ I am so glad I met you!!! (She thought we did the "voluntary" evacuation...but I told her we were still here.)