Peter Wastholm

I am a system architect, computational linguist, and entrepreneur in Stockholm, Sweden. I mostly write about technology, language, and all things Japan. There's more at Wastholm.com.
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Our family members have now been allowed to leave the sports stadium in Tamura and check in to a hotel in Aizuwakamatsu. Mamasan sent us a couple of pictures:

Looks nice, but it would of course have been nicer to know how long they are going to stay there, and if and when they will be able to return to their house, and if and when they will be able to find jobs to support themselves. I happened to read an article in the Washington Post this morning about a man, also currently in a shelter in Tamura, who was allowed to make a brief visit to his house very near our family’s house. He brought back soil samples which were determined to be contaminated by radiation, although the article (of course) failed to mention any specifics.