Category Archives: Heroism

Japanese Person Finder & the Pacific Disaster Center

I posted this on my Facebook page, Friday, March 11, 2011. CNN just mentioned it in their broadcast.

If you are looking for friends, family or coworkers in Japan, please visit Japanese or English versions are available.

To use this tool simply click on the box, ‘I’m looking for someone’ or ‘I have information about someone’ box, and enter the person’s first and last name.

Find up to the Minute Information

The Pacific Disaster Center “provides information provides information research, products and services for disaster and crisis management professionals as well as executive decision makers in the fields of natural and technological hazards, and stresses to social, cultural and economic wellbeing”. Their products are used by disaster responders.

Want Pacific Disaster Center’s information at the touch of an app?

Android Users:

iOS Users:

Google Person Finder

Google Person Finder in Japanese

Google Person Finder in Japanese

Google Person Finder in English

Pacific Disaster Center Updates for Mobile

Pacific Disaster Center Updates for Mobile

Johann Lohrmann
Director of Research
Bringing Research to Life for Businesses


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Damn Heroes

There is something that is terrific about these stories. Heroism becomes rather interesting when one realizes his aptitude for heroic measures has long since passed. Here is a man who was a POW. Here is another who spent his time in the belly of a ship. Here is another who did nothing but march for a total of three years. Stories of combat are intriguing as there is such a need for a hero. Myths are created because of this and there is little that can stop this onslaught of worship. It can hardly be imagined in 60 years how this generation will be remembered for anything heroic. Our lives are now portable and there is little need to find the tether that our parents found comforting. Thus begins the eternal listing of one generation to the next.

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