[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : May 23-29



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


[May 23] Snatch theft on the rise due to darkness from power savings.


Fifty more cases of snatch theft are reported than before quake.

After Quake (Mar 11~ Apr 10) >>180 cases

Before Quake (Feb 12~ Mar 10) >> 130 cases


[May 24] Citizen sues TEPCO for mental distress caused by nuclear accident.


A man living in Tokyo demands ¥100,000 (US$1,236) in compensation for his psychological stress. However, TEPCO states opposition.


[May 25] Interpreting industry suffers from successive cancellations of international conferences


According to an interpreting company, around 200 appointments were cancelled in the two weeks following the quake. And almost 90% of scheduled work in April was canceled or postponed.


[May 26] Rush is on for free lending of radiation detection/measuring gear.


Understandably, parents who have small children are nervous about this issue.


[May 27] A company provides “tank top allowance” to support power savings in hot summer.


A web design and planning company in Tokyo applies this unique idea. The allowance is ¥2,000 (US$25)/month. Now, they are thinking about a “shorts allowance”.


[May 28] Charity kimono show held in Kanagawa pref. All proceeds go toward tsunami relief.


47 colorful kimono and yukata were introduced.


[May 29] Many cases of alcohol dependence symptoms due to stress are reported.


People living alone in temporary housing are especially vulnerable.


This is JAPAN Style!