[Video Link] Journalist Adario Strange, who is now living in Japan, interviewed some people on the street in Tokyo who were stranded by the quake.
On Friday, March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. a major earthquake hit Japan causing all businesses and public services to shut down. Many hours later at 6 p.m. Tokyo time, train service was still not operational, stranding thousands of commuters attempting to leave their offices for home. The lack of transportation forced thousands of office workers to attempt to walk home--a trek that in some cases represented a five-hour walk to the other side of Tokyo as temperatures dipped and traffic crawled at a snail's pace. According to various sources, raging fires and flooding brought on by tsunamis challenged the nation's ability to recover from the disaster. This video offers a sample of what those in Japan are currently experiencing.
Previously on Boing Boing:
• Japan Sendai Quake and Tsunami: big photo gallery
• Japan hit by catastrophic 8.9 magnitude quake, massive tsunami sweeps country
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