Sunday, March 27 -  Cherry Blossom Dreaming

Sunday, March 27 - Cherry Blossom Dreaming

The frigid weather continues in Sendai but Cherry Blossom season cannot be too far off. Read more »

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Saturday, March 26 – Sendai Airport opens thanks to the U.S. Marines

The Marines have landed and now relief flights can as well. Read more »

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Saturday, March 26 - Matsushima Magic

Saturday, March 26 - Matsushima Magic

Thankfully-and perhaps magically-not all northeast Japan's coastal towns were wiped out by the quake and tsunami. Read more »

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Saturday, March 26 - Gas Line

Saturday, March 26 - Gas Line

You can tell by the snow on the cars that it will be a long, cold wait but Yasue's car needs gas now. Read more »

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Friday March 25 - Waiting in line pays off, with many firsts.

Friday March 25 - Waiting in line pays off, with many firsts.

In Sendai, relief comes for those willing to wait. And wait. And wait. Read more »

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School Days

School Days

A school Ian attended, Tsurugaoka Elementary School in Sendai, is now an evacuation center. Read more »

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Thursday, March 24 - It's a Gas

Gas is starting to arrive in Sendai and more aid is on the way Read more »

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Thursday, March 24 – A 2-Week Blur

Thursday, March 24 – A 2-Week Blur

Home delivery and hearing from someone who lost their home both bring joy. Read more »

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The Sony Shop

In small-town Japan, loyal customers are never forgotten even after they pass away. Read more »

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Wednesday, March 23 – More Packages Arrive

Wednesday, March 23 – More Packages Arrive

A picture is worth 1,000 words and bread is worth standing in line twice despite the damp, frigid temperatures. 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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