No I’m australian. My Dad was posted in kobe for 3 years. After the earthquake we stuck around for about 4 days drinking boiled water from the runoff ditches beside the rode. We then got back to australia(dad stayed behind though). So it wasn’t too bad for me.
btw - I’ve also lived in sri-lanka(2 years), hongkong(4 years), and tokyo(3 years, but in tokyo I went to boarding school in Australia, and only went up on the holidays). I liked tokyo the best by far.