Today, I visited the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and heard form one of the top officials about current situation in Osaka and economic effects by the disaster to Osaka.
Obviously major manufacturing companies are stopping their production due to luck of parts made in the affected area.
In the current tough international competition, this is a big damage to whole Japan.
Yesterday’s large aftershock again caused damage to the power plant and this will delay small and medium sized manufacturers recovery.
He said the number of visitors form other country also dropped. This time in spring is a high season for tourism industry, but I have noticed there were not many foreigners who are under full cherry blossoms.
I would like to reiterate the fact, Osaka is totally fine! people are working normally, stores are open as always, and foods are great.
Leaving the OCCI, I headed to Kobe and saw massage banners hunted everywhere toward the people in the affected area. Gambarou!
This is such a strong massage as Kobe actually reconstructed the city after the 1995 shock. I believe Tohoku area will also recover from this tragedy and will prove that although nature is powerful, people are strong enough to turn the situation into a future with hope.