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2011/04/26

Donnation tree map(in Japanese)

This is donnation tree map. Sorry. This is only in Japanese. But the chart is helpful even if you don't understand Japanese.

2011/04/16

Contributed article by Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister: Japan's Road to Recovery and Rebirth

Contributed article to the International Herald Tribune from Naoto Kan, the Prime Minster of Japan.


On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history. We are making all-out efforts to restore livelihoods and recover from the series of tragedies that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake. The disaster left more than 28,000 people, including foreign citizens, dead or missing.
Since March 11, Japan has been strongly supported by our friends around the world. On behalf of the Japanese people, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the outpouring of support and solidarity we have received from more than 130 countries, nearly 40 international organizations, numerous nongovernmental organizations, and countless individuals from all parts of the world. The Japanese people deeply appreciate the kizuna (“bonds of friendship”) that have been shown to us. Through this hardship, we have come to truly understand that a friend in need is a friend indeed. (From "Japan's Road to Recovery and Rebirth" International Herald Tribune website, April 15, 2011. Article written/posted by Naoto Kan.

To continue reading the full article, please go to the International Herald Tribune article's opinion page written by Naoto Kan.

The ‘Thank You’ Message on the Beach Moved the Air Force Coronel

Air Force Coronel Robert Toss, the commander of “Operation TOMODACHI” for the relief of 3.11 Earthquake in Japan, told that local people created “ARIGATO (Thank You)” message with pine woods on the beach near Sendai Airport to show their appreciation to the team. In the telephone interview with Japanese media, he recalled that the level of destruction and devastation was beyond his imagination, but he was surprised by Japanese who kept working day and night even though they were also suffered. He added “We are the one who want to say thank you to Japanese people.”

2011/04/13

From Today's News

Quake aid, local services
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20110412at.html
Japan Times - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ministry to boost counselors helping schools in northeast
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110414a7.html
Japan Times - Thursday, April 14, 2011

N.Y.-based artists hold fundraiser
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110413a5.html
Japan Times - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011/04/07

M7.4 earthquake hit Miyagi Prefecture

- Another big earthquake hit Miyagi Prefecture on April 7th 23:32. Media tells that some areas, including Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata, are facing blackouts.

- Estimated highest level of tsunami from this earthquake is 1 meters high- however no tsunami has been observed for the time being.

- According to Tokyo Electric Power Company, no major issue from this earthquake has been identified in the nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

2011/04/04

From Today's News

India rescue team pitches in
Unit formed after Indian Ocean tsunami stunned by devastation
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110404a5.html
Japan Times - Monday, April 4, 2011

Japanese defense chief thanks U.S. military for humanitarian efforts
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/04/83066.html
Kyodo News - April 4, 2011

Art in aid of the March 11 quake survivors
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20110327x2.html
(until April 8th)

Boston doctor joins volunteers
Community spirit impresses returnee as he helps survivors
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110402f1.html
Kyodo News - April 2, 2011
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