Live Video on

By Ben Mirin, CIR

Dear followers of,

I wanted to call your attention to the live video feed on our website.  This feed uses a cellphone application called Qik, which allows me to upload a video in real time from anywhere in Japan.  The Qik video player here on the homepage will display the latest live video from this stream, but you can see more clips on our YouTube Channel or at

More up-to-date news is also available through our Twitter feeds.  Follow me, @benmirin, or the website, @Concordnanae.

I’m publishing this information now because Japan is currently struggling in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake that struck less than an hour ago.  Nanae only experienced a magnitude 4 earthquake, but northeastern Honshu suffered one that registered 7.9 on the Richter scale. Tsunamis are currently overtaking dozens of towns in and around the city of Sendai, but more news is always on the way. I will be using my Qik channel to post more updates.

Here is my first live video about the earthquake:

Stay tuned for more updates through the various channels on

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3 Replies to “Live Video on”

  1. Ben,

    You are doing a great job and we are so fortunate to have you there to provide us with a current update on unfolding events. We have seen some other TV videos on the unfolding damages caused by the Tsunami. They are horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty Ann and Rick

  2. Hi Ben,

    Thank you so much for your update on the Japan Earthquake(s) and Tsunamis. When I learned of these events early this morning, I was particularly concerned for the many Nanae friends I made in 1997 when I traveled to Japan as part of the delegation sent to formalize the Concord-Nanae Sister City relationship.

    Be safe and please let the people in Japan know that we are thinking of you.

    Art (and Diane) Fulman
    Concord, Massachusetts

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