As we mentioned in this week’s episode, March 11 marks the one year anniversary of the devastating Great Eastern-Japan Earthquake and tsunami that wrought disaster in Japan.
We hope you have some tissues ready… this video “Arigato from the Japan Earthquake Victims” will bring tears to your eyes.
The Japanese government suspects that the areas near the nuclear plant may be unlivable forever.
Last year, officials in Japan considered evacuating Tokyo during the nuclear reactor meltdown.
Even a year later, Fukushima Residents still live with fear of radiation.
The Investigation on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident has finally been published, although the English translation will not be available until this summer.
On March 23rd, there is going to be a Cherry Blossom Festival Special Symposium on Tourism in Japan… if you’re able to attend, please tell us all about it!
On 3/11/12, the anniversary of the earthquake, many people will be participating in this Japan in a Day project. If you’re in Japan, we think it sounds like a cool thing to be a part of.
Grab another box of tissues, and watch this “Japan’s Children of the Tsunami” BBC Special :
Rachael traveled to Japan a few months after the earthquake, and wrote a post about her time there.
Another documentary about the areas that were worst hit: Journey to the Disaster Zone 311