[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Aug 1-7



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


[Aug. 1] Ishinomaki, which saw heavy losses on 3.11, has fireworks display, prays for victims & wishes a quick recovery.



[Aug. 2] Retailers start selling “warm biz” products for this coming cold season’s power conservation.


These fireworks are called  “The Phoenix”. Believe the disaster stricken areas will also rise from the ashes of destruction.


[Aug. 3] 2000 children quit Fukushima kindergartens & move out of pref. 300 changed k-gartens within pref.


2000 is 10% of all kindergarten age children.


[Aug. 4] Japan Meteorological Agency announced the number of 3.11 aftershocks is gradually decreasing.


Good news. I hope no more huge earthquake will occur.


[Aug. 5] 14% of trucks are suspected of fraudulent usage of free highway toll reserved for relief vehicles.


Last month, police monitored 13,400 trucks and found 1,800 drivers not able to prove they were in relief effort. I guess police need some more investigation.


[Aug. 6] Gov. announces that 16 disaster related suicides were reported in June.


According to the article, 80% of these were people over 50.


[Aug. 7] Nearly deserted pool in Fukushima (due to radiation scare) contrasted w/crowded pool in Tokyo.


One reason is because of radiation, children under 15 have been prohibited from using this Fukushima swimming pool.


This is JAPAN Style!