June 2011


June 6 – A Welcome Home and a Fond Farewell to Our Readers

June 6, 2011

June 6 – A Welcome Home and a Fond Farewell to Our Readers

Nature throws us one more obstacle as Yasue returns to her family in Hawaii. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments (5)


June 1 - Goodbye Sendai

June 1, 2011

June 1 - Goodbye Sendai

Goodbye Sendai, Hello Tokyo Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Permalink | Comments (1)


About This BLOG

Scott and Yasue Schumaker moved from Japan to Hawaii in 1995. They and their son Ian, 14, live in Kapolei. In mid-January, Yasue unexpectedly returned to her childhood home in Sendai, Japan to care for her ailing mother. She was in Sendai when the devastating 9.0 earthquake struck. In this blog, Scott will share how all 3 family members are coping with the separation amid the chaos and misery of post-quake life in northern Japan. All times in this blog are HST.

Editor's Note:
Scott Schumaker, president of our parent company, PacificBasin Communications, has a unique take on the events unfolding in Japan. His wife, Yasue, is a concierge at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa. Yasue was in Sendai when the earthquake and tsunami hit and was one of the first people interviewed by CNN. She remains there, looking after her ailing mother and coping with the devastation. In this online column, Schumaker chronicles the experience of one family, both separated and united by disaster.

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