This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.
[Apr. 25] Akihabara gizmo shops dim display power & energy saving products sell big.
In addition to energy saving products, emergency supplies such as batteries and hand-powered radios sell well.
[Apr. 26] Removal of debris contaminated w/ radioactivity becomes deadlocked in Fukushima.
Because the law doesn’t clarify, we don’t know which community should be in charge of this issue. The amount of debris remaining in Fukushima prefecture is about 2,900,000 tons…
[Apr. 27] Fishermen who lost their boats are hired by Iwate village for debris removal.
Good way to expand employment opportunities. “My work is physical labor. It makes me feel refreshed”, one of the fishermen says.
[Apr. 28] A volunteer staff (woman) and a victim (man) fall in love and get engaged 😀 😀
They will have a wedding ceremony at an evacuation center. The bride and her 5 year old son are going to move to the disaster stricken town.
[Apr. 29] Communities stop accepting volunteers during GW holidays due to lodging & traffic issues.
Too many volunteers cause other troubles. That’s ironic…
[Apr. 30] “Radioactivity calculator” iPhone app created by a high school boy.
Available only in Japanese. All the earnings from this app go to the disaster relief effort.
[May 1] Police cadets pulled into shorthanded areas. Their first mission was corpse cleaning.
They knew the importance of their missions working as police officers.
This is JAPAN Style!