by Rebecca Palsha
12:48 PM AKDT, March 24, 2011
John Faciane was teaching English classes to his students at Senshu University outside of Tokyo as the massive earthquake hit.
"It was like a truck hit the building."
He's been teaching English there for the past few years and has seen a fair amount of quakes back home in Anchorage as well as in his adopted country of Japan.
"At first I knew something was going on because i felt like I was on a boat or something," said Faciane, "I felt a little woozy and then I was like oh there is an earthquake because they happen a lot over there and then I could feel it getting bigger."
In the days following the quake Faciane said the stores quickly ran out of things like Cup of Noodles, toilet paper and frozen foods.
He told Channel 2 on the surface things in Tokyo appeared normal, but life has definitely changed.
"It was weird on the surface when you were walking around it would look like nothing happened in Tokyo people were acting normal going on with their daily lives but when I would talk to my friends and co-workers they would be scared, they were really scared."
John plans to go back to Japan next week.
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