Thursday, September 1, 2011
88 Years On
Busy busy day including successful attendance of two simultaneous receptions this evening three miles apart. Never mind how I did that, spare a thought for our friends across the East China Sea. Today is the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 which killed over 100,000 people. Since 1960, every year on this day the Japanese hold drills to prepare for the worst. I remember doing so at work when we lived there. This year of course, the exercise had special significance.