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.
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