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

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 »

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June 1 - Goodbye Sendai

June 1 - Goodbye Sendai

Goodbye Sendai, Hello Tokyo Read more »

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May 20 – Homecoming?

May 20 – Homecoming?

With her return flight scheduled, Yasue just needs to clear a few more hurdles before coming home. Read more »

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April 27 – In Loving Memory

April 27 – In Loving Memory

Early this morning, Yasue's mother passed away with Yasue by her side. Read more »

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April 26 – All Aboard

April 26 – All Aboard

A few days ahead of schedule, the bullet trains begin running from Tokyo to Sendai. Read more »

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April 25 – Sharing Aloha with Those in Need

April 25 – Sharing Aloha with Those in Need

A short visit to Sendai begins with exchanging gifts and ends with a commitment to continue sharing our aloha spirit. Read more »

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April 25 – In Good Company

April 25 – In Good Company

Visits from friends and co-workers help lift Yasue’s spirits. Read more »

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April 22 – Hawaii Executives Arrive in Sendai, With Aloha

April 22 – Hawaii Executives Arrive in Sendai, With Aloha

With Aloha Funding is Now Helping to Save Lives Read more »

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April 21 – Courage and Resiliency Are Ageless in Northeast Japan

April 21 – Courage and Resiliency Are Ageless in Northeast Japan

Life might be returning to normal but it will never be like it was before 3/11. Read more »

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April 19 - Weather or Not

April 19 - Weather or Not

As Tohoku residents continue to rebuild, the weather reminds them again that some things are beyond their control. Read more »

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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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