Every time I watch the news my heart breaks for the Japanese people. In 1989 I had a boyfriend who went to Japan for a year, each week he sent me letters via airmail (no email, no facebook, imagine!) detailing his cultural shock and awe. When I flew out to visit we toured around that beautiful, exotic country. I was overwhelmed by the kind hospitality shown to us by his Japanese friends and colleagues.
I have added some books to my bookshop on Etsy, to benefit the Red Cross Tsunami relief fund. I will be adding some more in the coming weeks.
P.S Regarding my boyfriend, reader I married him, and as you can see, I still have the letters.