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General Announcement

The Earthquake


As you know Japan was hit by an earthquake causing large amounts of damage to multiple prefectures and triggering a tsunami that has left major cities in rubble. Sano Prefecture where HobbyLink Japan is located has been relatively untouched besides some minor damage to our building and some of our products. No more then 5 minutes ago as I wrote this very post our building was shaking as we got hit by yet another small earthquake. Japan is bracing itself for an expected 7.0 earthquake in the coming days.

Below are some photos of what our office and warehouse looked like after the massive 8.9 earthquake.
Luckily no one was injured and only a handful of our products were damaged, in most cases it was just the product packaging itself that was left with a dent or a rip.

We wish Japan and the families who have lost everything a speedy recovery and we are thankful we escaped lightly.

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  1. oh man I was hoping you guys were ok. Glad to hear it! ganbatte kudasai!

  2. Good news to hear your all well! Looks like godzilla awoke.
    Deepest sympathy to all missing loved ones.
    Glenn from Australia

  3. Nice to hear that you guys are ok and hopefully Japan will be able to recover very soon from this crisis.

    God Bless you all!!!

  4. Godzilla? No, clearly this was the work of a giant catfish thrashing its tail…

  5. Glad everyone at HLJ is ok ๐Ÿ™ Watching the video was scary! Dont know what I would have done in that situation.

    Thoughts and best wishes are with everyone there.

  6. Gald you are all safe!
    Seems like everyone was a bit stressed after the quake.
    Scott was quick on dishing out orders in a calm manner. ๐Ÿ˜€

    A lot of clearing up it seems.

    Also, probably a lot of Scratch and dents sale? .-.

  7. nice to know that you guys are ok.
    may fortune smile upon you.

  8. I hope you are all ok?

    from the Wookiee

    (simon in the UK)

  9. Glad to see you guys are ok. good to hear nothing was damaged

    Ryan from the United Kingdom

  10. :O!!!! That was intense!!! I’m Glad everyone is safe!!!


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