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    Japan one year later: What’s changed?

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    A Time to Remember

    A time to remember and a time to forget!

    Today, for many was no different from any other! In the streets of Tokyo, Ginza, life continued as usual, there was little sign of anything different happening today!

    Yet of course, today was the 1st Anniversary of the terrible tragedy that befell Japan on March 11th 2011 at 2:46. However, there were few signs that today was March 11th 2012. For most of us here the time of 2:46 came and past, seemingly unnoticed! Yet of course, inside everybody was aware of the times passing!

    I am sure that this is not a bad thing, for Japan needs to move on, it needs to remember silently, and forget visibly! It needs to remember how to enjoy and love life and remember their happiness. Those that have suffered deeply in Tohoku, need that happiness to return most of all. A year of memories, of pain, of suffering, of fear and anger, need to be washed away and replaced with happier memories.

    Before the clock struck 2:46, 1 year ago today, there was a happiness and solemnity within all of those that have died or have suffered since. It is that time that we should look to now, those precious happy times when they lived their lives innocent to the tragedy that fate held. To the old that had long lives and worldly memories, and to the young saw so little but for sure lived each of their short lives to the full!

    To move on, those that have suffered need to forget the horrors that happened after 2:46! And in order to do that, remembering everything before 2:46 and celebrating it instead may well help them ease the heavy burden ahead!
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