Mother’ s Sacrifice during the Japan Earthquake


This is a true story of Mother’ s Sacrifice during the Japan Earthquake. After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshiping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supporting by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescuer team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping that this woman could be still alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away for sure. He and the rest of the team left this house and were going to search the next collapsed building.

For some reasons, the team leader was driven by a compelling force to go back to the ruin house of the dead woman. Again, he knelt down and used his had through the narrow cracks to search the little space under the dead body. Suddenly, he screamed with excitement,” A child! There is a child! “

The whole team worked together; carefully they removed the piles of ruined objects around the dead woman. There was a 3 months old little boy wrapped in a flowery blanket under his mother’ s dead body. Obviously, the woman had made an ultimate sacrifice for saving her son. When her house was falling, she used her body to make a cover to protect her son.

The little boy was still sleeping peacefully when the team leader picked him up. The medical doctor came quickly to exam the little boy. After he opened the blanket, he saw a cell phone inside the blanket. There was a text message on the screen. It said ,” If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” This cell phone was passing around from one hand to another. Every body that read the message wept. ” If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” Such is the mother’ s love for her child!!

Then and Now: How the Japanese Cleared up Debris after Quake and Tsunami

International Business Times


By Sanskrity Sinha | Sep 08, 2011

It has been hardly six months since the killer quake and tsunami devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. But the Japanese spirit made things different in this short span of time – the country has been praised for its efforts to clear up debris.

Wrecks cluttered across the coastal regions of the country following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the massive tsunami which the quake triggered.

Pictures of a huge ship resting on a roof flashed across the Web and other media, depicting enormity of nature’s fury on March 11.

“While there has been considerable discussion of what to do with all the debris that’s being cleared, some people wanted the huge ship on the building to somehow remain as a reminder and memorial of what happened,” says Kansas-based freelance journalist Beth Reiber, who visited Tokyo in May and June.

Japan is striving to recover from the aftermath of the disaster, including nuclear radiation releases around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, but the country has surely made a strong progress in cleaning up the debris.

“It’s a slow road to recovery, but they seem to be making some headway,” Kim Scowcroft, a broadcast media professional from Melbourne, Australia, commented.

The latest photos show areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, the cleanup status in June and in early September 2011.

Check out the pictures below depicting the cleanup progress in some tsunami-stuck areas of Japan.