[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : September 3 – September 17



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[September 12] Japan must help dispose of debris floating across Pacific.


Actively helping with debris disposal would be a display of gratitude for the assistance provided by the United States and other nations after the March 11, 2011, disaster.


[September 12] Tuesday marks 1-1/2 years since earthquake.


In hard-hit Kesennuma, people gathered in front of a large fishing boat left stranded by the devastating tsunami and prayed for the people who died in the disaster.


[September 15] The government said it intends to stop using nuclear power by the 2030s.


An anti-nuclear protester holding a sign reading, “Stop all nuclear reactors” raises her fist outside Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s official residence in Tokyo on Friday night. The government said it intends to stop using nuclear power by the 2030s.


[September 15] A new film “Kibou No Kuni” (The Land of Hope) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows a farming family living a peaceful rural life until a nuclear disaster strikes. It will be released on Oct.20th in japan.


A deserted Fukushima devastated by a nuclear meltdown triggered by an earthquake and tsunami last year stood in for a fictional Japanese prefecture in director Sion Sono’s new film.


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