Local Reaction To The Disaster In Japan
POSTED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 9:21am
MISSION- Kunio Miyake has been living in the United States for 26 years. He is from Japan and is the owner of Japan Martial Arts. In the wake of the earthquake in his homeland, he couldn't believe the catastrophe.
"I'm really surprised because i never seen this kind of earthquake," said Miyake. "It's really big so, I feel like I'm watching a movie and I'm worried about the people in the area. Also about the future, because the tragedy just begun so now their going to have a harder time."
Miyake still has family living in Japan and was able to contact them eariler today and said they are fine.
"Fortunately yes, they are ok. They live in South Japan, so it didn't affect them," said Miyake.
We asked him from his experience living in Japan if there's going to be anymore aftershocks as big as the first quake.
"I don't think it would be a bigger one, but maybe smaller ones that may still be strong and probably more to come," said Miyake. "I'm sure some of them (people from Japan in the RGV) are coming from that area or are very close to that area. I'm worried about them too."