[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : October 15 – October 28



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[October 15] Let Inoue’s antinuclear Jizo, forged in Hiroshima, guide Japan’s future


A statue of Jizo, protector of children and travelers, stands at a roadside in the town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, three months after the March 11, 2011, disasters. A message on his helmet reads “Thank you, everyone.”


[October 19] “ZABUUTZ”, a volunteer staff for the Mar.11 earthquake, is working on clearing debris left by the tsunami.


Working in Kamaishi City. An American team member found a Japanese flag in the rubble.


[October 28] Much of the disaster recovery budget of ¥19 trillion(US$24billion) has been allocated for projects that have little to do with the disaster victims.


These projects include ¥500 million (US$6.3 million) for road construction work in Okinawa, ¥330 million (US$4.1 million) for repairs to the National Stadium in Tokyo’s Yoyogi district and ¥10.7 billion (US$134 million) in subsidies for a government-linked nuclear power research organization, much of which will be used to study nuclear fusion.


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