[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Apr. 30 – May 6



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


[Apr 30] Lady Gaga auctioning teacup to help Japanese artists after quake


Last June, Lady Gaga promised to auction the teacup with the phrase “We pray for Japan” written in Japanese across the front during the press conference for a charity concert aimed at supporting rebuilding efforts in areas ravaged by the deadly natural disaster. The cup carries Lady Gaga’s autograph and lipstick mark.


[May 1] Hospital savior Dr. Saito forges on in Onagawa, Japan, keeping hope alive in tsunami-ravaged town


A year after seeing Onagawa’s hospital through disaster, Chief Doctor Mitsuru Saito has overseen its remodel and earned a boat pilot’s license so he can make island calls in a donated vessel.


[May 2] Post-Fukushima: Japan’s eco-plans


Japan passed its 4th environmental plan, based on sustainability, clean air and water, conservation and helping the developing world cope with the impacts of climate change.


[May 3] Japanese businessman tries saving tsunami-damaged hometown with jobs, tourism and fish cakes


“I feel a sense of urgency,” said Takahashi, 37. “I want to see my hometown recover. It’s going to be my life project.”


[May 4] Japanese holiday week highly successful this year


An increase in tourism numbers and growth in the Japanese visitor market is a sign the industry is rebounding and this week is a golden opportunity for businesses to show economic growth too.


[May 5] Energy conservation in spotlight as Japan faces summer without nuclear power


As the nation’s last operating nuclear reactor is set to be suspended for regular inspections late on May 5, Japan is facing the prospect of its first summer without nuclear power in over 40 years.


[May 6] Oregon woman leaves cowboy town to help survivors in Japan’s disaster zone


“I made a promise to myself that I can’t forget about this,” O’Berg said. “I’m not going to stop until things are better.”


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