I would like to express condolences for the victims of the disaster, and I am strongly hoping we can save as many lives as possible.
When I was on a Shinkansen (bullet train) on the way back from Tokyo yesterday (I attended some meetings there), it suddenly stopped. The conductor said an earthquake occurred in the east Japan and the power went down. Then, the power was resumed in about half an hour and I could get back safe in the evening. I did find how extensively the earthquake and tsunami stroke in our country, when I watched TV in my house. I'm very surprised to know it is with one of the largest magnitudes ever recorded in Japan, and the damage is so enormous and serious.
Today, I have many kind emails from my friends in the world to check on myself and my family. Thank you very much, we're all right. Now, Japan is entering a challenging period, but I believe we can recover.
Prosperity is a great teacher, but adversity is a greater.