Checking In

March 16, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized 

Thank you to all those who have sent emails, phoned and left comments on the blog. Both Yuka & I are safe and well, as are all our friends and family.

The situation to the north of Tokyo is nothing short of horrific. If you can, then please donate to the Red Cross or other reputable relief agency. The following pictures are extremely distressing, but they give an idea of what people are up against:

New York Times

If you are concerned, need information or any kind of assistance, then Yuka and I will do whatever we can for you. My email is cjw at, and you can find me on Facebook (search for Chris White Japan), Twitter (i_cjw), Skype (cjw_japan) or Bloomberg (Christopher White, Elmwood Advisors).

“There are no dreams,
For there are no nights of sleep”

10th Century Japanese Tanka poem, author unknown.


3 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. Gary Wolff on March 16th, 2011 6:56 am

    Glad to hear you’re safe, Chris !

    I’m A-ok so far, but my girlfriend still has relatives missing in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, a severely tsunami-damaged area. Pls. remember them in your prayers.

    Be well…


  2. casey on March 18th, 2011 7:16 am

    Glad to hear you are safe and sound. Stay that way!

  3. Project Hyakumeizan on March 25th, 2011 7:46 pm

    Thanks for letting us know you’re safe. Strongly support your call for donations for the Japan Red Cross or equivalent. Here in Europe, there are welcome signs that the relief funds are flowing in – and I hope they’ll continue to do. In Japan, I’ve heard that mountaineering clubs are organising teams of volunteer to go and help clear up. Now what can we bloggers do ….?

    It’s time for “hana yori dango”, I feel ….

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