For Now -- After the Quake: A Father's Journey

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Author Kevin Kato was living in Fukushima when the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March 11, 2011 struck. Four days later, just as life seemed to be returning to normal, the nuclear crisis began to unfold. This is Kevin's gripping, emotional account of getting his family to safety with the help and support of countless friends - and beginning to truly understand the resilience of the Japanese spirit. More

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Words: 21,560
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301326143
About Kevin Kato

Kevin Kato is an avid writer and incurable traveler. Since pursuing an advanced education in forensic science he has hiked, biked, boated and otherwise locomoted through forty countries across six continents, mostly in legal fashion. When he is not on the road Kevin plays husband father and writer in Fukushima, Japan.


For Now - narrated
Watch the trailer, a narrated excerpt from the book accompanied by photographs from Japan, March 2011.

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Review by: Darren Worrow on Aug. 07, 2014 :
Poignant and moving, Kevin Kato delivers fact and fear of the emotional events at Fukushima in March 2011 and the legacy it left upon the city. He tells the tale first hand in journal form describing the hell that his family went through and how the population of Fukushima dealt with the issues. From what we heard on the news this book gives it a certain reality and that extra dimension; It is quite breath-taking and should be filed “a must read” in my opinion.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ronni Dellen on July 29, 2013 :
Reading this was heart-wrenching for me, even though I had heard it all related to me first-hand. It became more real, more frightening than think I could have lost this wonderful family. The author by the way, is my son,
who felt impelled, on the second anniversary of this horror, to set this in writing...not to bring himself any accolades, but to let people know how the wonderful brave people of his adopted country so acceptingly coped with a dire situation... a people who cared more about helping their neighbors than worrying about themselves.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ari Venezia-Zahemski on July 25, 2013 :
The texture and grace and grit of Kevin Kato's "For Now-After the Quake: A Father's Journey" gave some true dimension to the things I could only imagine about the Fukushima disaster and its aftermath. The dignity and and stoicism of the Japanese people, and the underlying need that every parent feels driven by, to bring his or her family to safety are related in such a beautiful and real and true way that it is impossible not to be touched in your soul by Kevin's experience as he shares it. So much is conveyed by his prose, and perhaps even more, by what one might expect to read, but does not. This is a truly exceptional read, and should not be missed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Anna Scott Graham on March 11, 2013 :
A poignant and revealing account that I read two years to the date of the earthquake. That small detail adds to my sense of wonder, as Kevin Kato shares in an honest and emotional fashion a nearly inexplicable event. I am so thankful for his willingness to relive this experience, and highly recommend this book. Thank you Kevin for providing one glimpse of what happened two years ago today in prose that will remain within me for ages.
(review of free book)

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