[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Nov. 28 – Dec.4



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


[Nov. 28] Letters from tsunami-affected students tell of bullying, lingering stress.


One student from the northeast Tohoku region wrote, “I was at school when the tsunami hit. Now I attend a different school, but I feel that I’m being ostracized.”


[Nov. 29] Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operator ‘ignored tsunami warning’.


The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ignored warnings that the complex was at risk of damage from a tsunami of the size that hit north-east Japan in March, and dismissed the need for better protection against seawater flooding, according to reports.


[Dec. 1] The top shared article on Facebook in 2011 was an article featuring aerial photos of Japan after 3.11 tsunami.


The top shared article on Facebook in 2011 was a New York Times article featuring aerial photos of Japan after March’s devastating tsunami. The Times compared the photos of damage to Japan’s normal landscape side-by-side.


[Dec. 2] Japan tsunami survivors didn’t realize danger they faced.


By talking with survivors of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year, scientists may now have a better idea as to how to help prevent fatalities from such events in the future…


[Dec. 3] Tsunami moved giant rock 470 metres to Iwate field.


A giant rock called Tsunami-ishi (tsunami rock) sits in a field in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, illustrating the power of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which moved the rock 470 meters.


[Dec. 4] Tohoku’s first official POKEMON shop pre-opens and invites tsunami orphans.


The tsunami orphans enjoyed shopping with special vouchers, photo shooting with POKEMON, fun games and so on.


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