The government-backed Self Defense Force is in action on the ground, transporting goods not only from Japan but from other countries too, treating those injured and disinfecting parts of Tacloban
By MARI YAMAGUCHI
TOKYO (AP) — A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.
Japan lawmaker breaks taboo with nuclear fears letter for emperor Reuters
The ruckus began at an annual autumn Imperial Palace garden party last week. As Emperor Akihito and his wife, Michiko, greeted a line of guests, outspoken actor-turned-lawmaker Taro Yamamoto gave the emperor the letter — a gesture considered both impolite and inappropriate.
Japan Daily Press
Nov 05, 2013 John Hofilena
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stood by his anti-nuclear stance on Sunday, verbally defending it from those who say that his suggestions are “irresponsible.” Koizumi came out urging the government to drop its push towards more atomic power in light of the nuclear at the Fukushima nuclear plant that started in 2011. The former premier said during a symposium in Yokohama that it was “more irresponsible” of current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s to continue on the same path towards atomic power and that they “should discuss how to introduce renewable energy that would substitute for atomic power.”
Japan Daily Press
Nov 06, 2013 John Hofilena
As if to highlight the recent anti-nuclear sentiments – politicians who will no longer have anything to do with nuclear energy – Japanese tech giants Kyocera opened on Monday what is currently the biggest solar power facility in Japan. The Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Plant is 1.27 million square meters of solar panels – 290,000 of them, to be exact – which will be able to generate 70 megawatts of power, able to supply electricity for about 22,000 local households, making it the biggest solar generation plant in Japan.
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Part of the over one million tons of debris dispersed in the Pacific, the trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands
The first documented tsunami debris to reach California arrived in April 2013
Boats, a dock, a soccer ball, and motorcycle have all been identified on the West Coast as confirmed tsunami debris
The tsunami-hit city of Sendai erupted in joy as its local club won Japan’s professional baseball title for the first time ever Sunday, more than two years after the disaster.
The nine-year-old Rakuten Eagles, the youngest of Japan’s 12 pro baseball clubs, beat the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants, the richest and oldest franchise, 3-0 at home in the final game of the best-of-seven Japan Series.
The No Nukes Action Committee presented “The Truth and Reality of Fukushima” on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. Speakers included Umi Hagitani, Chizu Hamada presenting a message from Hiroaki Koide of Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, Dr. Robert Gould, Physician for Social Responsibility, Assistant Professor Masaki Shimoji, Hannan University in Osaka, Japan. The film “How Nuclear Power was brought to Japan” was shown as well as a musical performance by Cyclub Band.
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TOKYO | Sun Nov 3, 2013 1:57am EDT
Nov 3 (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 jolted eastern Japan including the capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, the NHK public broadcaster and witnesses said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Robert Birsel)
Al, one of the volunteers at the “Fukushima is Here” human mural on October 19, 2013 at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, talks about why he is involved and why it is important to tell the world about the continued radiation leak into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plan.
Fukushima is Here http://www.fukushimaresponse.org
Former Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan, Oct. 28, 2013: The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the most severe accident in the history of mankind. [...] I had pushed the policy of utilizing nuclear power [...] my view is now changed 180 degrees. [...] there are no other events except for wars that would require the evacuation of tens of millions of people. [...] it is technically impossible to eliminate accidents, especially if human factors such as terrorism are taken into account [...] to eliminate nuclear power plant accidents. All we need to do is to eliminate nuclear power plants themselves. [...] we are leaving the huge problem of nuclear waste for future generations to care for. There is no other way but to go down in the path toward achieving zero nuclear power, for the sake of our children and grandchildren. It is possible for mankind to get enough energy without relying on nuclear power — by using natural energy such as solar, wind, and biomass. To help curb global warming, we need to stop the use of not only nuclear power but also fossil fuels. [...]