Friday, March 11, 2011

My Colleagues

I work for a large Japanese company. Our head office is located in Shibuya-ku Prefecture in Tokyo & we have extensive manufacturing plants in Kofu & Fujinomiya in the south east of Honshu & Ashitaka just south of Tokyo. My heart has been in my mouth since the news of the disaster in Japan reached us late this afternoon. I have just had a text from our Chairman to say all my Japanese colleagues are safe. However what is underfolding is a tragedy of catastrophic proportions. The Japanese people will need all the strength & fortitude they can muster - be brave my friends.




  1. So glad everyone you know is safe Millie. But oh my, I feel like the world is going to hell in a handbasket at the moment. When will all these catastrophes stop? At least for a minute.

  2. Hi is just tragic! Glad that you had positive news. I have been watching the news closely...what is up with Mother Nature these days?

    On another matter, I am sending you a little Blog Love...

    Hope things are settling down with pipes, drains and ivy!

    Jeanne xx

  3. glad to hear that you have good news about your colleagues..... such a tragedy. prayers.


  4. We lived in Shibuya for three years Millie...this is many people crowded onto that tiny little island.

  5. Millie,
    My prayers are with you and all your colleagues.
    I woke this morning to see the continuing story and my heart just sank.
    Prayers for everyone....all of us really.
    xo Lisa

  6. It is truly a disaster that I cannot fathom. I am glad that your colleagues are safe. My prayers go out to the people of Japan and other areas that were affected by the tsunamis.

  7. Millie,
    The tragedy in Japan just keeps getting worse so it's nice to hear some good news regarding your colleagues. Glad they are safe. We are all praying for that part of the world.

    On the homefront, how is the mancold? Is MOTH able to reach the remote without assistance yet?

  8. Hi Millie,

    The earthquake and tsunami are devastating and so glad to hear that your colleagues are safe.
    The people of Japan came to the aid of Christchurch and now it will be our turn to help them out.

    Hope that you are having a lovely Sunday

  9. Hi Millie
    It's been a tough harsh world these last few months.. and now this disaster also.. My heat goes out to them all.. Hope they can get through this quickly,. ciao xxxx Julie

  10. I am glad that your colleagues are all safe, but my heart is breaking for the unfolding tragedy in Japan. I will continue to keep the Japanese people in my thoughts and prayers.



And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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