Archive for December, 2013

The Unexpected New Fukushima: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #52 – December 21st

Posted by Bob Stilger on December 22, 2013

What an amazing couple of days.  As usual, I didn’t know what was going to happen.  My friend Honda-san had said, let’s go visit the smaller towns nearest the reactors and a woman who has been working with me in many ways, including as a translator, Mame, said she would come too.  We were joined Read full post

1009 Days Since Disaster: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #51 – December 13, 2013

Posted by Bob Stilger on December 13, 2013

I’ve been back in Japan for almost two weeks.  My last trip of the year.  Most of my work this time is learning and planning.  There’s always so much learning to do. Today I’ve been in Fukushima, at the Big Palette, a convention center.  Entering the space was hard on my heart.  I first heard Read full post

Ending 2013: Bob Stilger’s Notes from Japan #50 – December 7th

Posted by Bob Stilger on December 6, 2013

I didn’t realize until I wrote the date in this blog that today is the anniversary.  Just a year ago I arrived in Minamisoma with several other colleagues just after the largest earthquake since 3.11 had struck 100 miles off the coast.  We waited, uncertain, not knowing if the nuclear power plant 25 miles away Read full post