Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales is enrolled in the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His writing has been published in The Threepenny Review, The Japan Times, the web journal Neojaponisme, and elsewhere. He blogs about Japanese at How to Japanese and about Kickstarter at Kick What?. He will also be blogging for Ploughshares in 2013.

Distant Disasters

1. On August 16, 2005, not long after I moved to Japan to teach English, a moderately large earthquake hit off the Pacific Coast of the country‚Äôs main island. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 quake…