ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
The Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake was a big experience for everyone here. I hope that everyone reading this was safe and unharmed in the disaster, but I know that many people were injured or otherwise affected by this earthquake and the resulting blackouts.
I think this is a time for us to reflect on how we prepare for disasters, even while living in a relatively safe place like Hokkaido. Before this experience, I believed that Hokkaido (and particularly Sapporo) was generally safe from disasters. I think many people here felt that way, but now we understand that we all need to be prepared for a major disaster and at least three days without access to food or electricity.
I hope all of the residents of this beautiful island take this opportunity to better prepare for disasters, and to help the victims of this and other unexpected events.