Like everyone else I believe, I am horrified, saddened and shocked at the devastation in Japan. My journalist self has come out in full force and I want to know every detail and what is being done to help people. Over here, we can donate money to organizations that are helping the relief efforts. I made one to Mercy Corps but there are many organizations out there. Choose one.
I wanted to write about Japan and Sake but I haven’t been out to a Sake bar in a while. I decided to flag a post I did two years ago on a Sake bar in New York and its fascinating Owner, Satsko.
I will raise a glass of Sake later today and celebrate life and prayer for those in need in Japan. I hope you join me both in donating and in praying for people’s safety as well as in supporting their economy.
I visited Japan over 20 years ago. It was beautiful, fascinating and very foreign to me. I still have never truly bridged that distance but it is a culture that I admire greatly for its determination, respect for elders and craftsmanship among other traits. I am sure these characteristics will help them get through this difficult time.