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Category Archives: Disaster
Hello Friends, this is Dr.Adventure! Sit back and I’ll tell you the tale of my journey to the land of The Rising Sun. I began at the airport loaded with tools and superhero armor and not too much besides. The … Continue reading
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TJ has arrived and we’ve been bringing him up to speed. In addition to other things, he’s learned a lot of useful Japanese phrases and how to drive a manual on the left. Following a big improvement in volunteer center … Continue reading
Relevant statistic I found today in the NYTimes: the Japanese government estimates the total cost of the disaster here to reach $309 billion. According to the AP, “The disaster — believed to be the costliest in history — has been … Continue reading
The tsunami waters left Kessenuma with a goopy, polluted layer of sludge atop otherwise arable and healthy land. For the past few days a team of 10-15 volunteers, including us, have cleaned up over 1000 square meters of this afflicted … Continue reading
Yomiuri says high risk of another tsunami for at least another month. Our team has experienced 4 aftershocks since their arrival – everyone is remaining well above the high water mark of the last tsunami, just in case!
Is It Safe to Eat Sushi? The Experts Weigh In | 7×7. Do we need to be concerned about radioactivity in Japanese-source sushi? The answer seems to be resoundingly no. Let’s keep our attention on the real tragedy here – … Continue reading
BBC News – Fukushima: What happened – and what needs to be done. Great summary of the timeline of the Fukushima reactor explosions and the current state of affairs / concerns. To the north, over 13,000 are confirmed dead, 14,000 … Continue reading
NHK WORLD English reports that 1.1 million houses were left without power after the aftershock earthquake, which was recalibrated to 7.1 from 7.4.
1,160 apply for 36 temporary housing units in Rikuzentakata ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
1,160 apply for 36 temporary housing units in Rikuzentakata ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion. “The municipal government of the devastated coastal city plans to build more temporary housing units and complete the construction by the end of … Continue reading