Recently the Excite News reported the following:
Even here the nail mark of the "TSUNAMI" was shocking. Entering the stricken area in Iwate Prefecture Ofunato city, the rescue workers from the United States, Britain, and China that conducted the survivor searching activity were witnessing a fresh reality. When these experienced rescue professionals entered the vicinity, they were shocked to speechless.
150 people from the United States, 70 from British, and 15 from China entered Ofunato. On the 15th they asked the local people and the firemen about the damage situation; using rescue dogs, they separately searched the the mountains of rubble. George Carpenter (32) from the United States was "doing a work with a doubtful thought that whether he could even help one person". Joe Kareda (51) was shocked, saying that "It is more awful than the large earthquakes at Sumatra and Haiti".
The rescue workers from China were surprised, saying that "Because the tsunami knocked down the houses side way with surprising swiftness, it is felt that their look differs greatly in nature from that of earthquake disasters". It was said that ｢During the large earthquake in Sichuan, the hand of support was held out by Japan and that was taken. With pleasure we also want to help in the search｣.
Finally some help from the international community has arrived. It seems that what George Carpenter had seen was a dead city with not even one survivor. Japan, please hold on.