Hear the voice from those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that hit the country on March 11, 2011. These are translations of texts mostly from twitter--I do this simply because I want to let people around the world know about what those affected are going through now, what they need, what they are saying. I want the audience to think what they could do to help in any way possible.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Being parents but civil servants, they don't have time with their son
(by Ms. Utako Kamiyama, an evacuee at Senjuin, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture) It’s just my grandson and I. His parents are civil servants. They’ve been stuck at work without much personal time. We’ve seen them two or three times, but no time for skinship. Children need love. When he cries, it is all I can do to tell him that mama and papa are doing their best so he must too. There’s nothing that can be done. It’s their job.
Ms. Utako Kamiyama and her grandson, Yuta
From NHK website "Those Affected by the Disaster: What I want to tell you now" on April 1, 2011