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)
What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?
By Wieland Wagner
March 1st, 2012
UK Guardian’s Japan correspondent Justin McCurry reports from the city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture.
Wednesday 21 September 2011
Sisters Hiroko Niinuma and Miyoko Sasaki chose to stay on in their wrecked town of Kamaishi and cook for fellow evacuees
Also, the interactive version of the tsunami survivors’ stories is HERE