Japan U.S. Embassy - 9/13/2001

Thursday, September 13, 2001

I thought you would like to see a couple of pictures of the U.S. Embassy here in Tokyo. It's about a five minute walk from the IBM Building where Dottie works.

As I rounded the corner and came to the gate around 4:00 in the afternoon I saw a small group of photographers and cameramen. Yet, all was very quiet -- it seemed an unnatural quiet. The flag flying at half mast was barely moving in the light air. It was overcast and getting dark early.

Our embasy in TokyoFlowers from the Japanese

As I was taking these pictures, wouldn't you know it, but I was interviewed and asked what I thought first about the tragedy and then if I felt safe living in Japan. I wish I could have been more profound, but I wasn't and answered with only a few short sentences. (Yes it was tragic and I felt very safe living in Japan).

While I was there a few people came up and left flowers and I'm sure the area under the tent will become more and more crowded as this sad week comes to an end.
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