While we can in no way compare the inconveniences in Tokyo to the disaster in the north, life has changed here.

School is closed because the power company is threatening blackouts sporadically throughout the day. Not only does this affect the school's lights and water pump, but train service is suspended which is how most kids travel to school.

Because of the blackouts, stores and restaurants are closed as well. The stores that happen to be open are completely sold out of certain items (batteries, bread, milk, etc.). This is where the bread used to be.

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