[Guardian] Japan disaster: 25% of reconstruction fund spent on unrelated projects

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

Tunami Survivors – A Year Later 1

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:
http://www.kunitakahashi.com/blog/2012/03/24/tsunami-survivors-a-year-later-vol-1/
(available in English and Japanese)

[Guardian] A year after 3/11

The Guardian has published a video and photos to look at March 11th.

Japan’s recovery from the tsunami and earthqake – in pictures

Japan tsunami: before and after (interactive)

Japan’s earthquake and tsunami retrospective – video (4min 58sec)

[SPIEGEL] Nuclear Power’s Future in Japan

Fukushima’s Legacy

What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?

By Wieland Wagner

March 1st, 2012

Full article

IPS: Aftershocks Hit Single Fathers

Aftershocks Hit Single Fathers

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

TOKYO, Jul 12, 2011 (IPS) – In a matter of minutes on Mar. 11, 33-year-old Hiroshi Yoshida became a widower and a single father, as the massive tsunami swept over his home in Rikuzentakata in northern Japan and took away his wife and younger son.

(Full article)