Hey, Sandor here. I’m 35, and from Europe. I have a Japanese wife, and I was living in Japan up till 2 months ago. Thanks for checking out my site!
I have been been making a full time income creating websites. Having lived through the March 2011 events in Japan it feels great to share what I’ve discovered about disaster preparedness.
I’ve learned this the hard way – hopefully you won’t have to.
I pride myself in providing my visitors with valuable information backed by research and personal experience. If you are looking for a quick way to catch up on disaster preparedness, and create your own list, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve been living in Japan for close to 4 years now. I came to Japan to study the language, then got married and stayed here.
I didn’t really have an emergency plan when the earthquakes hit in March 2011. There was some water, and semi-random groceries prepared in ready to go bags. I took these to the car, then I realized I didn’t know where the evacuation area was. Eventually the quakes subsided and luckily there was little damage in our area, near Nagoya.
This experience made me realize that I have to be better prepared if I’m to stand a chance of surviving and protecting my wife. Looking at the pitiful bags I had and realizing that they wouldn’t even last 3 days made me cringe. (Three days is the time it takes aid to arrive, usually. Until that time, you’re on your own.) So I got down to business. First, I started with the checklist, which I share on this site.
Feel free to comment, and suggest additions to the list.