This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.
[Nov.7] JoJo’s Araki draws art for quake-affected historical ruins.
“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” manga creator Hirohiko Araki contributes a piece of artwork to promote the historical Hiraizumi ruins which were affected by the 3.11 disaster.
[Nov.8] Japan plants cherry trees as guard against future tsunami.
A citizens’ group from Tohoku comes up with the idea of planting trees every 10 metres (32 feet) along the 173 km (107 miles) of the coastline that was most seriously affected by the tsunami, which in places reached a height of more than 132 feet.
[Nov.9] “Songs For Japan” hits $10m milestone.
The first payment of $5 million is made to Japanese Red Cross Society earlier this year, after the initial release and sales of Songs For Japan. The latest, further payment of $5 million was made more recently, bringing the total to $10 million.
[Nov.10] “Tsunami victim’s body left as scrap.” Very sad news…
More than 3,000 cars were abandoned in and around the city. About 1,400 residents of Iwate Prefecture are still listed as missing.
[Nov.11] Takashi Murakami’s charity auction at Christie’s raises a “heartwarming” $9 million for Japanese quake relief.
Murakami himself contributes four works to the sale that he created with the earthquake on his mind, and all of them sold above original estimates.
[Nov.12] Improved Fukushima lets the cameras in.
It is all part of a move to improve the plant’s image by showing how conditions for thousands of workers have changed since March when an earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns and explosions.
[Nov. 13] Iron man in Japan: Witnessing the devastation & looking forward to seeing the kids.
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