One of those events that I always fear happening has happened. Not an earthquake but a major landslide in my son’s city and, of course, I have no news about him; the reports indicate that a number of children have been killed as well as a large number of adults. I cannot make out from the reports the exact area involved although it does seem from the photographs to be a rural one (my son, as far as I know, still lives in the suburbs in Saeki-ku). This has all happened 3 months to the day before the third anniversary of my son’s abduction to Japan. I hope the little boy is alright.
I am going to contact the embassy in Tokyo now to try and get some more information.