Five years ago today

Five years ago today the 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami. 18,000 people were killed.

I remember staring dumbstruck at the footage of the tsunami as it was occurring. It was some of the most terrifying video I’ve ever seen.

My thoughts are with you today, Japan.

I heard a guy speak at a film festival, he’d been in Japan at the time of the quake. He saw a window-washer dangling five floors up, swinging back and forth in his safety harness. Lucky guy, he didn’t fall, but I bet he needed clean underwear after an experience like that.

Today, we are all Japanese.

And only *slightly *more radioactive.