Posts Tagged ‘ tsunami ’

Sendai driver’s video a global hit warning of tsunami dangers

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SENDAI (majirox news) — Sendai driver Yu Muroga unexpectedly created an Internet sensation with video footage taken from his car racking up millions of page views online in recent weeks. Muroga, who was making a delivery through Sendai’s Miyagino-ku when the March 11 tsunami struck and washed his car away in seconds even though...
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Site helps fill the gaps in aid to disaster victims

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06/29/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – “It breaks my heart,” wrote British Chamber Commerce Japan, (BCCJ) volunteer driver Dru Taylor on the Wecare Web site. “The main reason we do what we do is the thought of our own kids going without food, especially fruits and vegetables, and especially after going through what the people in...
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Escape now an option as Japan’s tsunami response policy undergoes major shift

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06/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Evacuation should become a major option for the country’s response to huge tsunami instead of the current concentration only on building defensive walls, according to a Central Disaster Prevention Council expert panel on Sunday. Kansai University Prof. Yoshiaki Kawata’s expert panel issued its interim report, which signaled a significant departure...
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Japan may extend evacuation zone

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06/07/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Japan may extend its evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged by the tsunami in March, because of high radiation levels, the government said on June 6, according to NHK Radio, Mainichi and Yomiuri Newspapers. The government might decide to evacuate the cities of Date...
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Your Favorite Enemies has landed in Japan

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05/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – While many foreign musicians cancelled their shows in Japan, Canadian rock band Your Favorite Enemies (YFE) is performing “Arisen from Despairs – A Morning of All Hope” this weekend in Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto. “I asked a lot of people if it was appropriate for us to do the shows...
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Japan, save the children

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05/24/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Taking a plunge into the dark, Japan’s government has adopted a controversial new directive, school-age children can now be exposed to 20 times more radiation than previously allowed. It’s all for a good cause, say officials. Unhappy parents, disturbed by this step, staged a vocal demonstration outside the main building...
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Charity Soccer: Nakata to the fore

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05/18/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – It was a busy day for Japanese soccer on May 17. Two charity matches for Japan were held in Thailand and Germany. Take Action in Thailand was organized in Bangkok by Japan’s former national star soccer player, Hidetoshi Nakata, along with other Japanese players and Holland’s star Edgar Davids. Nakata...
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Doc in Tohoku

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05/14/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Watching people walk outside while drinking coffee at Starbucks in Tokyo’s fashionable Midtown Roppongi district, Nobuhara Harada felt he was in a different world. The 35-year-old medical doctor had just returned to Tokyo Monday after treating Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims at shelters in the town of Minami Sanriku, where...
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Japanese attitudes post-quake

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04/25/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – This survey is in no way scientifically valid or necessarily representative of the Japanese population. It is representative of some Japanese opinions and its validity ends there, but it is anecdotally useful and interesting. These questions were asked by me from April 6 to April 17 to discover the feelings...
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Walls over 15 meters at Hamaoka nuclear plant

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04/13/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Chubu Electric Power Company will build walls over 15 meters ( about 50 feet) around Hamoka nuclear power plant at Omaezaki City, the tip of Japan’s Pacific coast, in Shizuoka prefecture to prevent a tsunami from damaging it. The waves that hit the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant on March 11...
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