This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.
[May 9] Homeless victims start moving into temporary houses in Minami Sanriku, Miyagi.
In this town, 1173 people died or are still missing, and about 3900 houses were swept away by the tsunami. 81 temporary houses with basic home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines were build in a large park.
[May 10] Tour boat washed onto a building by tsunami in Iwate is finally removed.
Some people asked that the boat be left there as a monument, but Kamaishi city rejected this request because of safety reasons.
[May 11] To support Japan, posters & cash donation boxes are set up @ Cannes Film Festival.
On the poster, crying sun (Japanese flag) designed by a French illustrator says, “Courage Japon! / Ganbare Nippon”.
[May 12] Psychological (insomnia/depression) counseling for victims is needed urgently.
Tohoku people are very patient and don’t talk too much…and according to psychologists, people initially feel excitement when attempting to contribute to Japan’s revival (called the “honeymoon period”). But a while later , the “disillusionment period” comes with heavy tiredness. Therefore these people need early psychological counseling
[May 13] Police officers form teams called “Bonds” and see many victims for mental counseling.
They are not professional psychologists, but still they can relieve victims’ stress.
[May 14] To conserve, emperor suspended palace electricity: 2hrs/day for 47days since quake.
Emperor and empress shut off electricity in accordance with the brownout schedule of “Group 1”.
[May 15] Market setback for new Nintendo 3DS. Sales decline due to the disaster.
Just after this new Nintendo 3DS came to market in February, the events of 3.11 occurred. Nintendo is estimating the demand will grow in autumn this year.
[May 16] The 3.11 disaster makes a ¥7.3billion (US$90.4million) impact on Japanese game market.
The details of ¥7.3billion : Game diveces>> ¥2.86billion. Game softs>> ¥4.47billion. The tsunami causes unexpected damage to this part of the Japanese economy .
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