I don't know how much my relatives have to take. OK, so they were NOT in the Sendai area.
But they're still facing the aftermath of a 9.0 earthquake, a devastating tsunami, a potential nuclear meltdown, contaminated food. They have to deal with food shortages, though not crucial yet, but it's happening. Shelves in grocery stores are getting bare every day.
Now, twice a day, the power is cut off to conserve energy. I can't remember how much power is generated by the nuclear plants, but with Tokyo so huge with so many people, it sucks up a lot of power. So three hours in the morning and three hours at night, power is cut off.
At least it's not summer. Summer in Tokyo is similar to Columbus. Maybe not as hot, but it's humid.
I don't know how long it will be like that. I guess it all depends on what happens with the Fukushima nuclear plant.
I told my cousin Kotoe and her mother that they need to come to Columbus.