First mission trip to Japan after March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We were there for a week to do relief ministry. This area was less than 2 miles from the ocean and was hit by 20' waves. The ministry in Japan was going to use the building as a cafe for the survivors to come and be served. Directly across the street was an elementary school used as a shelter where for a time over 400 people were staying. We have continued to return each year.
Traveling in Japan during most of the day is easy on their commuter trains but at times can be a tight squeeze during the busiest commuter hours of the day when people going or coming from work and school.
ur team was responding to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan and were in route to northern Japan for a week.