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I grew up in Portland, and my wife is Japanese, from the Kanto area some miles south of Sendai. Her sister currently lives 35Km away from the Daiichi nuclear plant. When the first explosion rocked the plant, she got in her car and drove to her parents house to be safe, but in the next few days as concerns grew both my sister in law and my mother and father in law came to the united states. My wife's parents are staying with us in Portland until the situation is a little more under control... In the mean time we watch the news everyday and send emails and call Japan often to check on friends and relatives and just to check on the situation as a whole. It is a terrible tragedy, and makes me feel powerless to help being so far away.
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