Hope for Japan

Posted on March 15, 2011


Rescue: Japanese relief workers carry a man who survived being buried alive for five days in Ishimaki

A survivor is carried out of the rubble after five days

In the past few days Japan has suffered from an Earthquake, a Tsunami, nuclear blasts and a volcano erruption. No one imagined that Japan would be able to survive such a horrific week, yet today, the heard news of not one, but two beacons of hope. Today a 70 year old woman was found alive in a house that had been washed away by the tsunami. Later on I saw in the news that a four month old baby was found still alive and reunited with its father. Though these two finds were the headlines of todays papers, they were not the only ones who managed to hold on through the trouble. Pictures emerged of a man being carried out of the rubble after fighting for five days to stay alive.

Though there are still thousands who have not been accounted for the idea that people are still being found alive gives Japan hope that all may not be lost. Rescue teams from all around the world have set out to search and rescue any other survivors, and donations are being made by people who aren’t even effected by the disaster yet they are willing to help as much as they can.

Its sad that troubling times are what bring people together. However, the unity is the most beautiful thing to veiw in the pictures. People are puling together to get their country, countries are coming together to help an ally. Lets just hope that Japan will come back to what it was before mother nature played action.

Grim: The Japanese army search for bodies in Higashimatsushima City, in Miyagi, the state where up to 10,000 people may have diedRescue team brings out a body