[At-Large] A message from the other side of Pacific

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Mar 16 18:19:07 UTC 2011

Dear Izumi,

as we continue our discussions in our ICANN Ivory Tower, we are well
aware of the tragic events which took place and are still taking place
in Japan. Our heartfelt condolences for your losses. Our Best Wishes for
your future.
Warmest regards,


Le 16/03/2011 08:57, Izumi AIZU a écrit :
> 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 of
> 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 and
> recovery works to come, in terms of information gathering and sharing using
> the Internet (and other means as well). Members include local and also central
> government people, Cloud and SNS providers, software guys, etc.
> still informally yet. We feel sharing the information timely and effectively
> 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 participate
> 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.
> best,
> izumi
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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