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
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)
What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?
By Wieland Wagner
March 1st, 2012
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.