Tuesday, March 22 - Food

Tuesday, March 22 - Food

Our immediate food crisis is over and oh what a relief it is. Read more »

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Monday, March 21 - An Update from Yasue

Monday, March 21 - An Update from Yasue

In post-quake Sendai, luck is all a matter of perspective. Read more »

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Monday, March 21 - The Marathon

Monday, March 21 - The Marathon

For us, recovering from the quake and tsunami is a marathon, not a sprint. Read more »

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Sunday, March 20 - Day 10

Sunday, March 20 - Day 10

Fortunately in Japan, nobody has to carry a heavy burden alone. Read more »

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Sunday, March 20 - Ian Schumaker

Sunday, March 20 - Ian Schumaker

Ian Schumaker, 14, shows that tsunamis can wipe away towns, but, they cannot wipe away memories and most importantly, hope. Read more »

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Concierge Cavalry

Concierge Cavalry

Michael Romei, the Chef Concierge at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, offers help. Read more »

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Saturday, March 19 - On, Off

Here we go again. The electricity is out. Read more »

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Saturday, March 19 - A Sendai Report

Yasue reports first-hand on what it is like living in a disaster zone. Read more »

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Friday, March 18 - Afternoon Update

Relief obstacles in Sendai—there is food, but no gas to transport it. Read more »

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Friday, March 18, 11:22 a.m. - Reunions

Old Friends Reunite through Earthquake News 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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