[At-Large] A message from the other side of Pacific
shearman at victoria.tc.ca
Wed Mar 16 17:15:27 UTC 2011
We are so very happy to hear that you and yours are safe.
Being stuck in a subway car like that must have indeed been scary.
Our thoughts are with all the people in Japan at this time.
On 2011-03-16, at 9:46 AM, Hong Xue wrote:
> Dear Izumi,
> All APRALO colleagues are firmly with you and Japanese ALSes. It has never
> been so vividly felt that we love our neighbors. We want to do whatever we
> could to help. We are so touched that you are still following ICANN meeting
> in your busy relief works. Do take good care of yourself. Let us know what
> we could do for you.
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Izumi AIZU <iza at anr.org> wrote:
>> Dear AtLarge community,
>> Thank you for all the care and warm messages.
>> As you have seen/read, the earthquake and Tsunami hit North Eastern part
>> of Japan on Friday so badly.
>> As time goes, we are learning more damages and losses.
>> Thousands of people are still missing mostly in the coastal areas.
>> The nuclear stations have ongoing problems which is escalating.
>> Afterquake became daily or hourly event even in Tokyo, but sending
>> more uncertainty to already scared people in the severely affected areas,
>> especially these people in the shelters. That is some half a million people
>> with little food, oil, blankets and medicine.
>> I was inside a subway train when it hit. It was a little scary. The
>> train stopped,
>> the announcement came - Large-scale earthquake is hitting us. etc. Then
>> after 20 min, it moved slowly to reach the next station, Ginza, very center
>> Tokyo. It took some three hours to walk back home, by 7 pm. All of my
>> family members, colleagues and friends around Tokyo are fine.
>> A number of us are starting to discuss how to help and support the relief
>> recovery works to come, in terms of information gathering and sharing using
>> the Internet (and other means as well). Members include local and also
>> government people, Cloud and SNS providers, software guys, etc.
>> still informally yet. We feel sharing the information timely and
>> is one of the key elements for post-disaster activities. Not easy, though.
>> I hope you guys are having fruitful meetings in San Francisco, or
>> remotely at home. I also hope new gTLD introduction will make significant
>> progress including the geographic TLDs. The City of Sendai's director
>> for Information policy is one of the most active participants of our study
>> group for geo-TLD. He is doing his best now to help support citizens.
>> Anyway, I miss you all, but hope you also note what happened
>> across the Pacific.
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> Dr. Hong Xue
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