We had a small party in the institute among teachers.
We welcomed three new staffs, said good-bye to one teacher who is going to the states.
One teacher came from Ibaraki prefecture, where his house was destroyed by the earthquake. He was fine and healthy, although he told us his story of survival during and after the earthquake. His family is still worried about the life there, which eventually makes them more uncomfortable to live in Ibaraki.
In Kofu, almost everything went back to normal. However, in the disaster areas, people are patiently living their lives.