Yesterday was March 11th. Ten years ago, on March 11, 2011, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to those who died in connection with the Great East Japan Earthquake. I will introduce a memorandum of what I was doing at that time.
I live in the 23 wards of Tokyo, but worked at a hospital that takes a little over an hour by train and on foot. And I quit my job in mid-February 2011.
After quitting my job at the hospital, I was at an election office near Yamatokoriyama City, Nara Prefecture, to help with the prefectural assembly election that my friend had been running for since March. I returned to Tokyo once on March 8th, met my friends on the 9th, and went to Nara again on the 10th.
On that day, I was at the election office in Yamatokoriyama City. For some reason, my acquaintance's mother was fortune-telling, and I was listening to the results. I sat on a chair or couch and listened crazy, but I remember feeling a little fluffy around 2:30 pm.
Unlike Tokyo, Nara has very few earthquakes, so I thought it was strange. When I asked the people around me about their impressions at that time, they said that they were dizzy because of their age and that the electric wires were shaking. And when I turned on the TV after I knew that there was an earthquake, a tremendous movie-like scene spread out. Not only was the earthquake so big that I could feel a little shaking even in Nara prefecture, but also the tsunami struck and the nuclear accident occurred.
What would have happened if I was still working at the hospital at this time? I think. I'm sure I was having difficulty returning home.
And although I experienced the aftershocks in Tokyo after that, even though I did not experience the big earthquake on March 11, this aftershock alone was scary to me.
I lived in Nara prefecture from the 4th grade of elementary school until I graduated from university, and I went to Kobe city in Hyogo prefecture. After that, I lived in Tokyo on the day of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. I don't remember if I felt an earthquake in Tokyo at this time. Then there was the Sarin subway incident, but the workplace is not in a completely different place. 2011 is as I wrote above.
What I thought without encountering these catastrophes was that I was being made use of by some invisible power. I am grateful that I have escaped the difficulties in this way, and I think I must do my best in my future life.
The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. Not only was there a big earthquake, but the tsunami lost many people and caused a nuclear accident. The nuclear accident has not yet been resolved.
I was in Nara prefecture at that time and there was no damage. I haven't encountered the disaster that happened before that, and I think it's really being put to good use. I am grateful for this and I have to do my best.