[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Aug 22-28



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


[Aug. 22] Tickets for rock band, LUNA SEA’s charity concert sell out in 5 min. But will be broadcast live on TV!


All sales go to charity via Japan Red Cross.


[Aug. 23] Japan National Tourism Agency seeks to put quake-hit Tohoku on map.


To restore confidence in travel to Japan, journalists and student “Youth Ambassadors” from Singapore receive extensive tour of Tohoku region prefectures.


[Aug. 24] A local printing company creates photo book of Rikuzen Takada city scenery before tsunami. 2000 sell out.


The collection also contains some photos of the town being swallowed in tsunami.


[Aug. 28] Tokyo Electric Power Co. predicted tsunami could reach heights of more than 15m, but took no measures.


However, TEPCO insists it did not receive instructions to improve its facilities or take other such actions from The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.


[Aug. 27] Children in disaster stricken area enjoy playing tennis with ex-top player, Martina Hingis.


Forty junior high and high school students joined this event.


[Aug. 26] Evacuees from 3km no-go zone in Fukushima visit their houses. First time since quake…


This visit could be the first and the last, so they very carefully chose things to take with them.


[Aug. 25] Military watch brand Luminox starts selling JAPAN TSUNAMI Aid Fund Limited Model. All sales go to charity.


Cool design with rising sun on the face. ¥34,650 (US$450).


This is JAPAN Style!