Earlier today, the families of 28 Japanese victims arrived New Zealand to attend the 1st anniversary ceremony of 2011 NZ Earthquake in Churistchurch on Feburyary 22.
On February 22, 2011, a Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the core of New Zealand, and killed 185 people including 28 Japanese students who were studying English at CTV building. According to the local investigation team's finding, the CTV building was not even fulfilled the structural safety regulations.
Nobody would imagin that much bigger earthquake hit the east of Japan.
During the incident, a Japanese teacher who was accompanying students got stuck in the debris. She, then, sent a text message to her family in Japan using her Japanese cell phone via roaming service.
YokosoNews realized that it's also important to notify people overseas for foreigners who are residing in a country during the disaster.
The experience of Christichurch indeed helped YokosoNews to started prepping the disaster updates for foreigners although it came way too earlier than expected.
Prayers and thoughts to the people in New Zealand and the Japanese victim and their families.