Another Story of 3.11

That is a book that Mr. H, one of my blog readers, told me about before.

The story is about a Japanese company named Nippon Paper Industries Co. where Mr. H used to work and how one of their factories recovered from the huge earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th, 2011.

It’s located in Ishinomaki city that was one of the hardest hit areas.

The book had many facts that I never knew.

How serious the tsunami really was

That each publishing paper has different colors.

And that about 40% of the whole publishing papers in Japan is produced by Nippon Paper and Ishinomaki factory was their main one.

After stricken by the tsunami, they didn’t even know where the factory was with the enormous amount of debris.

They didn’t even know what to do. 
Then the factory chief told them that all they had to do was to start operating one of the machines again within six months

Everyone else thought it was impossible.

But, in the end, that was what made it possible for the Ishinomaki factory and Ishinomaki city to pick up from the damage.

I know a lot about cardboard because that’s the industry we’re in. 
But I knew little about printing papers.

It’s always nice learning something new.

I’d like to say thank you to Mr. H for giving me an opportunity to do that.