Typically when a loved one dies, it's the few weeks after the funeral — when friends stop dropping by and relatives fly home — when the real grieving begins. You could say that's sure to happen with Japan, a month after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern part of the country.
As soon as the bleak images and depressing stories start to dissipate from the news cycle, people begin to forget.
That's why Nate Nam, a Millbrae resident, started his own blog — insidesendai.blogspot.com — with ongoing updates, stories, and new pictures from people in Japan to document their everyday lives. Nam, who lived in Sendai for two years when he taught English, says he is deeply worried about the country and the government's lack of response.