Christchurch hitten by a massive earthquake is very painful.
I didn’t think it’s somebody’s else’s problem. Because I went to Christchurch on my honeymoon eight years ago.
I remembered the beautiful cityscape.
I contributed to the Red Cross for the first time.
I don’t know if the contribution was the best way to help other people.
But it is better than if I didn’t do anything.
The power of the nature is awful though the quake-resistant engineering has advanced.
On the other hand it is said that a massive earthquake will happen in thirty years in Kanto which includes Tokyo and other parts of the east area.
And it is estimated that more than five thousands people would be dead and three million people would have to live in evacuation shelters.
At least the old buildings will be obliged to be tested for earthquake resistance standard in a few years in Tokyo.
But the repair work won’t be mandatory for private property.
Some people don’t want to spend money even the diagnosis which charges two hundred thousand Japanese yen.
I can’t help worrying about the future in Japan.
I pray Christchurch victims’ souls may rest in peace