2012年9月28日金曜日

"Convalescent Program for Children and Parents/Guardians Remaining in Radiation-Affected Areas" by YWCA of Japan


“As a national women’s organization, YWCA of Japan has been implementing various disaster response programs throughout the aftermath targeting children and women, especially. Among these, there has been particularly high demand for convalescent programs.”

“The purpose of the project, Convalescent Program for Children and Parents/Guardians Remaining in Radiation-Affected Areas, is to protect children and parent(s)/guardian, especially mothers, from/in a radiation affected areas (mainly Fukushima) of their physical and emotional health by providing with them the following services; a safer place away from environment with radiation risk, safe food, and programs in which targeted population can relax and let their stress out.”




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2012年9月20日木曜日

Japan Is NOT Ready For Mt. Fuji Eruption

"When Toshitsugu Fujii became head of a Japanese task force on disaster response at Mount Fuji, he was confronted with a startling oversight. Japan had no plan in place to deal with a disaster in which an earthquake sparks a volcanic eruption at the country's most famous landmark." reported Reuters last week.


(Source:  Yamanashi Travel Guide Website)

Fujii said a tremor "greatly increases" the chance of an eruption in a country that has experienced nearly 12,000 earthquakes since the magnitude 9.0 tremor that led to disaster on March 11, 2011.


"They always forget about the volcanoes," he said. "The government has never included Mt. Fuji in its earthquake scenarios."

Fujii's job is to change that. More than a year after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown that scarred a generation of Japanese, the government is still working to close the gaps in its disaster response.


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2012年9月19日水曜日

Nursery Teachers' Experience Helps Others


"Soon after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, teachers at a nursery school in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, crammed children onto handcarts to escape the oncoming tsunami. But the packed carts were too heavy and would not move." reports Japan Times/Kyodo Press.

"Thankfully, people from a company nearby came and helped us push the carts. That really saved us," one of the teachers recalled..."


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2012年9月17日月曜日

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church Visits Tohoku



" Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church who is on a visit to Japan has visited the Sendai Orthodox diocese which was badly hit by the earthquake and tsunami in March last year." reports the Voice of Russia.


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2012年9月13日木曜日

Lost Faith in Nuclear

"One U.S. regulator said Wednesday that will be difficult in the face of the Japanese people’s “loss of faith” in the country’s ability to operate nuclear power plants safely." reports Wall Street Journal.

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Infrastructure restoration needed for small businesses

"State-backed subsidies to help the rehabilitation of small businesses hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been held up by delays in the restoring of infrastructure in ruined northeastern Japan coastal areas." reports Jiji press.

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"Miracle Pine" For Remake


"The city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, started work Wednesday on removing the tree that has come to be known as the "miracle pine" for a ¥150 million preservation project." reports the Japan Times today.

"Once part of a large forest, the pine was the only tree still standing after last year's terrible tsunami. Its roots, however, were fatally exposed to seawater."





2012年9月11日火曜日

The Day We Should Always Remember

Exactly 18 months have  passed since March 11, 2011.  It is the day we should always remember !

Here we have uploaded a video clip of  the BBC News which went on air that day .  Please click & watch !

Tokyo Electric Power still has many problems

"One and a half years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company has many problems to overcome before achieving its promise to decommission the crippled plant in about 40 years." reports NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)World news.

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340,000 Still Evacuating 18 Months after Japan Disaster


"Some 340,000 people are still living as evacuees 18 months after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which devastated coastal areas in northeastern Japan and left some 18,700 people dead or missing" reports Jiji Press.

"While the pace of reconstruction efforts has accelerated in many disaster areas, there has been little progress on group relocation programs due to difficulties finding land.

In the northeastern Japan prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, some 80 pct of the disaster debris has not yet been disposed of.

Fukushima Prefecture, also northeastern Japan, is still struggling with the results of the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

According to the National Police Agency, the death toll of the disaster rose by 16 in the last six months to stand at 15,870 as of Monday, while the number of people listed as missing fell by 341 to 2,814."

(Jiji Press - September 10, 2012)

80 percent of debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has not yet been cleared

"About 80 percent of debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has not yet been cleared from areas ravaged by the disaster 18 months ago", reports the Jiji Press.

"The disaster is estimated to have left 5.25 million tons of debris in Iwate Prefecture and 18.73 million tons in Miyagi Prefecture. By the end of last month, 20 percent of the total amount had been incinerated or recycled..."

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2012年9月10日月曜日

Mr. L. Drescher (EMS) & Rev. P. Oppenheim (EKD); guests at the Steering Committee


Mr. Lutz Dreshcer, Liason Scretary East Asia/India & Executive Secretary German East Asia Mission of EMS and Rev. Paul Oppenheim, Regional Executive Secretary for East Asia, Australia, North America of EKD were guests at JEDRO's Steering Committee on September 7th (Fri).


(from left ; Rev. P. Oppenheim, Mr. L. Drescher,  D. McIntosh of NCC-JEDRO)

2012年9月3日月曜日

"323,000 people may be killed by a megaquake"

"The Cabinet Office's Central Disaster Prevention Council said Wednesday that a megaquake of magnitude-9 in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coasts and its ensuing tsunami could kill up to 323,000 people in 30 prefectures including Tokyo" , says the editorial of the Japan Times on Sept 3,2012.

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"Short And Mid-Term Cardiovascular Effects of Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami"

"...heart failure, acute coronary syndrome (including unstable angina and acute MI), stroke, cardio-pulmonary arrest and pneumonia -- all increased sharply soon after the earthquake occurred." according to the recent report by the Science Daily website.

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