[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Apr. 16 – 22



This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.


[Apr.16] 25 tsunami disaster survivors given one-week trip in Swiss Alps


“Though nature brings tsunamis, it also holds these grand mountains. They gave me the strength to move forward,” said one of the participants.


[Apr.17] “Shop Tohoku”, introducing products made in disaster stricken areas to the world.



[Apr.18] Japan’s newest tower uses anti-quake technology


Skytree » It has been built to stand firm even if a magnitude 7 quake were to strike beneath the building.


[Apr.19] Latest Tokyo Earthquake Projection: 9,700 Could Die


In the wake of last year’s devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo metropolitan government has revised its own disaster scenarios for the first time in six years. The chilling result: As many as 9,700 people could die if a big earthquake were to strike near the capital.


[Apr.20] 2.5 km long tunnel of sakura trees photographed in an exclusion area, Fukushima.


Beautiful but sad scenery…


[Apr.20] Quake-hit students get U.S. support to study abroad


Five Japanese firms have contributed about ¥320 million to set up a fund for students hit by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011 and promote Japan-U.S. cultural exchanges, according to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.


[Apr.21] Standing tall for Japan’s tsunami-hit black pines


Project is under way to replant the trees of natori wiped out by the tsunami


[Apr.22] Disaster area bus tours aim to keep 3.11 memories alive


Starting this month, the bus tour covers various locations in Iwate Prefecture, with local volunteers serving as tour guides to tell visitors from across the country stories of the March 11, 2011 disaster.


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