This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.
[May 2] Journalist who lost her house in tsunami keeps writing for other victims.
This woman is also a victim. But she says, “there are many people having more troubles than me, and now is the time to play a role as a journalist of a local newspaper.”
[May 3] Tsunami swept away places of work. Now, long lines @ public employment offices.
The number of job vacancies is very limited, and labor conditions are not very good. With these circumstances, local communities offer temporary jobs like office work or debris removal. And many people apply for those jobs.
[May 4] Many camping tents of volunteers. They stay here & go out to help victims from here.
This place is a university athletic field and students practice by the camping tents. Both usual and unusual lives exist simultaneously here.
[May 5] People traveling abroad during GW felt thankful seeing efforts for Japan disaster relief.
A woman who visited England saw the scene of a donation effort on the street. And a family who went to Italy saw a banner reading “Hang in there, Japan!”.
[May 6] Emperor & empress tour disaster area. They’ve visited different areas 6 weeks in a row.
They are visiting disaster stricken areas every week (Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Miyagi and Iwate, so far) .
[May 7] Green vine curtains attract attention as this summer’s energy shortage measures.
Lecture classes to make green curtains held by local communities are very popular this year. Sankei newspaper is collecting environmentally ecological ideas to overcome this summer’s power shortage
[May 8] Electric power is finally restored to the last 2 houses in an Iwate pref. community.
These two families couldn’t use any electric devices for two month. They shed happy tears when the power was back.
This is JAPAN Style!