Japan disaster: 25% of reconstruction fund spent on unrelated projects
Half of government budget allocation is yet to be distributed, despite 325,000 people still living in temporary accommodation
October 31st, 2012
By Guardian’s Tokyo correspondent Justin McCurrey
Full article here: http://gu.com/p/3bftk
Chris Pallister of the Gulf of Alaska Keeper Organization: “This is more hazardous than oil”
– Common Dreams staff
May 28th, 2012
As the heavier debris from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan makes its way across the Pacific Ocean, scientists warn of the ecological threat of toxic, chemical debris headed towards North America’s western coast.
Full article HERE.
The second installment of a photojournalist Kuni Takahashi’s tsunami survivors’ stories has been published on his blog.
In this post, he talks to the 81-year-old woman from Kesennuma, Miyagi.
A photojournalist Kuni Takahashi revisits tsunami survivors whom he had met right after the 3/11 disaster last year.
This is his first installment of the series of their stories, and he writes about a man from Onagawa, Miyagi:
(available in English and Japanese)
A photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto went to tsunami and earthquake hit areas in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima along with those places heavily affected by the nuclear disaster in early March.
His article with photos is here at his blog page:
A year after 3/11, has anything changed in the great tunami & Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster-hit area? (in Japanese)
google translated link is HERE
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
AIZUWAKAMASTU, Japan, Jan 1, 2012 (IPS) – Hideo Sato, 47, and his family escaped to this snowy city 200 km from the radiation emitting Fuksuhima power plant that was struck by a massive earthquake-driven tsunami on Mar. 11.
Many thanks to you the readers of this blog. I wish this year would be a better one for you and those who have been affected by any disaster, man-made or natural.