1 week after Hokkaido quake, survivors gripped by shock and loss
TOKYO -- A week after the magnitude-6.7 quake that took 41 lives in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, many of the survivors remain lost for words as they pray for the dead. Meanwhile, daily life is a challenge in the wake of an island-wide blackout just after the temblor, while 1,592 people were still living in evacuation shelters as of 6 p.m. on Sept. 12, some because their homes have been destroyed.
“The bedrock here is strong, and we had never had serious damage from a natural disaster before,” says Habata, choking up as he speaks.
今回取り上げるのは、choke up です。以下で意味等を確認していきます。