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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7240
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post

We've heard from our distributor Sleek Elite in Tokyo that he is safe. I'm hoping that our customers and friends in Japan are safe.

I know the news will show us the worst images, but the devastation looks massive along the coast.
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 388
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 2:05 am:   Edit Post

Hi from Tokyo.

All my family are safe.
We don't know all about the damage at this time, almost in Tokyo are safe (only traffic stop and confusion) but there is big damage by Tunami in Sendai (300km north from Tokyo).

Eiji
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1197
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 2:45 am:   Edit Post

The pictures are leaving me speechless,

good to hear from you and others Eiji.
bigyouth
Intermediate Member
Username: bigyouth

Post Number: 193
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:14 am:   Edit Post

on vous soutient,et on est avec vous;
bigyouth
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 684
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:44 am:   Edit Post

Good to hear that you are safe, EIji.
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1442
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:34 am:   Edit Post

Heartfelt prayers...
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1522
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:56 am:   Edit Post

The footage on the news channels are devastating, we are at the mercy of mother nature.
It is reported that one of the nuclear plants is not so safe..I hope for all the japanese people that nothing else escalates.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1677
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:21 am:   Edit Post

I send my deepest sincere prayers and hope to Japan...
Eiji , It is good to hear from you.
12stringwilson
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Username: 12stringwilson

Post Number: 88
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Glad to hear you and your family are holding up. The devastation is tragic. I am watching the news now for Oregon, California, and Washington. It would appear those coastal states might get some serious wave strikes.
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 389
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:52 am:   Edit Post

Thank you for your kind words.

Now I'm at home.
It's just like passed through the hurricane in my house.
All my Alembic basses are still there on the stand, but I can't take it in my hand.
I will check tomorrow. (My Ovation Gtr. is under hardcases, Oh !)

The mortality victims of tunami are numbered over 300, and the missing are over 500 now.
These numbers will be increase after dawn.

Eiji
hydrargyrum
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Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 919
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post

My thoughts are with you. I can't imagine how awful things must be there. Thank goodness for the small mercy that your Alembics appear okay, and more importantly, that you and your family are well.
bigbadbill
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Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 530
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone over there as well. One of my best friends lives in Tokyo but we've heard he's ok.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4783
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post

Glad to hear you're o.k. Eiji. Hopefully the toll on life and property will be less than feared. Having lived through the Loma Prieta Quake in '89 (which appears to be a slight rumble in comparison), I know how these things bring a different perspective than the everyday hustle and bustle of life. One realizes what's really important. My heart goes out to all the people who lost love ones, or have been, or will be, displaced.

Bill, tgo
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 151
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

From Shizuoka Japan,

Thank you very much for everyone's concern. The eathquake at my home town was small so there was nothing serious damage around me, my family and Alembics.

Toshiaki
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1680
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 3:30 pm:   Edit Post

Toshiaki, It is good to find out you and your loved ones including your Alembics have been spared. I send my sincere hope and respect to all in Japan. Thanks for checking in with us to let us know.
Wolf
tncaveman
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 9
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

Thoughts and prayers for sure. I'm a geologist and am fascinated by this type of event, but watching the Skynews video this morning brought tear to my eyes and a prayer from my heart.

Stephen
musashi
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Username: musashi

Post Number: 147
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:04 pm:   Edit Post

Very pleased to hear that our friends Eiji and Toshiaki are safe.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 588
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

Ditto -
Glad to hear our friends are ok.
Positive vibes to the Land of the Rising Sun.
As today ends, so shall tomorrow begin.
Go with grace.
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 923
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

Another bit of good news among bad.
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 892
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

double-post

(Message edited by hieronymous on March 11, 2011)
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 893
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

Definitely good to hear from Eiji and Toshiaki. Just heard from my cousin in Tokyo that she and her brothers are safe, also their mom and dad (my aunt and uncle) who live in Iwate prefecture, which is near the epicenter. Still waiting to hear about my father-in-law - he is in the tsunami zone in Hokkaido...

And Mica, thank you for starting this thread - I learned about the earthquake here first!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1682
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:24 pm:   Edit Post

Harry, It is good to learn of the safety of your relatives , I hope that you will receive a positive report concerning your father in law as well.
Best regards ,
Wolf.
thumbsup
Advanced Member
Username: thumbsup

Post Number: 294
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

Eiji and Toshiaki and all our Japan friends...in my thoughts and prayers!
Harry, prayers out for your extended family also my friend!
Steve
to_81_0190
Intermediate Member
Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 152
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:55 pm:   Edit Post

Harry, I hope your father-in-law is safe. There are many big aftershocks still and the tsunami alert isn't cancelled yet. Though the situation does not allow much room for optimism, I can find few casualties in Hokkaido on TV news.
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 816
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

"Very pleased to hear that our friends Eiji and Toshiaki are safe".
billostech
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Username: billostech

Post Number: 96
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 9:04 am:   Edit Post

Heart filled prayers for you and your families in Japan.
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 894
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post

Just heard from my mother in law this morning - everyone on her side of the family is ok! But watching the footage is heartbreaking - there are still so many people missing and unaccounted for.
slawie
Advanced Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 329
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

My prayers go out to all that are either directly or indirectly affected by this disaster.

slawie
room037
Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 392
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

Harry,
It's good to hear your family is safe !

The aftershocks are still contnued and hypocenters are spreaded and multiple arround east area.
Uncounted people are missing (a half of some commune are floated !?).
Atomic power plants have serious damage on cooling systems.
But we started to recover from this calamity.

Thank you for all prayers and help of the world.
We will be rising like the sun.

Eiji
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 883
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

My thoughts are with you, Eiji and your fellow citizens. We're still trying to locate some of our friends. We're hoping they didn't choose this time to visit family in the tsunami zone and that their families are OK.
pierreyves
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 771
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 4:46 pm:   Edit Post

I'm sorry but I cannot write correctly what I mean in english: j'espère que nous apprendrons à relativiser nos petits problèmes personnels d'accordage et d'électronique défaillante face au drame japonais. Je pense à vous et j'en suis très peiné, même si lâchement je ne peux rien faire de concret.
Terrific:
http://fr.euronews.net/nocomment/2011/03/13/latest-201103130914-japon/
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10096
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

Good to hear from Eiji and Toshiaki. As others have mentioned, the enormity of the disaster is difficult to fully grasp. My heart is with all of the people of Japan.
mario_farufyno
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 608
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 8:44 pm:   Edit Post

Glad that you and yours are safe, Eiji and Toshiaki.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10097
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:03 pm:   Edit Post

The situation in Japan continues to worsen, dramatically. The news at this hour has the catastrophe at the nuclear plant growing further out of control.

After the loss of life and devastation of the earthquake and tsunami, the ongoing nightmare at the nuclear plant weighs heavy on the heart.
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 927
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:56 pm:   Edit Post

I've been watching this closely as well, Dave. Several explosions, and worst of all, trouble cooling the core. I spent a great deal of time as an undergraduate in the most powerful research reactor in the U.S. (just off the campus at Mizzou, where I still work). My feelings are so mixed regarding the benefits and detriments of nuclear energy that I couldn't begin to sum them up here. Needless to say, I'll be watching and hoping that the impact to human health and the environment is as minimal as possible.

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