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Weekly Column Kanda This and That 310


ReleaseMarch 14, 2019

Thank you for coming back.

It was March 11 yesterday. It has already been eight years. I feel really sad and heartbroken when I see on TV that while there are many people who were affected the Tohoku earthquake disaster but try to be positive, there are also many people who have been left behind in the “recovery” project. I feel very sorry and think I should appreciate my current situation more where I am comfortably off! (Of course, however, I have lots of complaints about my husband and our old house.) So, I have decided to donate some money again this year. I chose “Chinju-no-mori Project” among several organizations listed as donation destinations in the e-mail I received from “Yahoo! Net Donation.” The project aims to plant trees to grow forests which would serve as a wall in case of a tsunami as well as to prevent fire spreading. I couldn’t be happier if my money could help grow forests in Tohoku. But… I cannot do anything to help the old man on TV who has to keep living in his broken house… I feel very sorry. It may be necessary to retain this sad feeling in my mind.

Kanda This and That
*The information herein is as of March 2019.

Writer:Fumiko Ogawa

The wife of a couple who run a bakery near Kanda Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. She writes mainly about everyday and miscellaneous matters that happen around her and also in her neighborhood. She distributes her writings as "Weekly Column Kanda This and That" to the shop's customers and they are very popular. She is from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.