Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is on the mind of Tokyo's expats?

Another sleepless night due to pretty bit aftershocks found me awake at five and watching the constant news coverage of the unfolding events at the nuclear power plant.

I am trying to do my part: I have had the heating off in the house day and night. I use no lights during the day and only use one at night. I am not buying excessive supplies. What else can I do?

All of my appointments and work for this week have been canceled. But rather than waste the day worrying in front of the TV, I decided to go out again and film. This time I went to Hiroo, an area with a large expatriate community. I had heard what some Japanese people in my neighbourhood were thinking yesterday:

Let’s stick together and share our supplies.

What is on the minds of Tokyo’s foreign guests? Have a look here:


Anonymous said...

Ian - it's your cousin Chris. I can't imagine what it's like to be where you are right now. Thank you for your posts which provide an inside view of what's going on. Stay safe - we love you.


Pat said...

Kel and I both want you to know we thank you for the updates and so glad you are okay. And by the way, you are an amazing writer. Keep safe, Love and miss you Pat

worldtraveler said...

Hey, is that tokyoblond you interviewed?

Ian Thomas Ash said...

Pat and Kel,

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a message. Hope you are both well.

World Traveler,

Yes, tokyoblond. I wish I could have used more of her interview. She was amazing!