[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Dec.5 – 11



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


[Dec. 5] Sole surviving pine tree and symbol of Japan’s post-tsunami hope is dying.


The solitary pine was the only tree out of a forest of 70,000 to survive the impact of powerful tsunami waves as they swept across Takata Matsubara forest in Rikuzentakata, northeast Japan.


[Dec. 7] Japan town embraces volunteer who stayed after tsunami.


Chizuru Nakagawa has worked 18-hour days to help rebuild Ogatsu since the March 11 quake and tsunami. But instead of just donating weekends, she moved there.


[Dec. 8] It was a “double tsunami” that struck Japan.


The tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 was created by the merging of at least two wave fronts that resulted in a destructive “double tsunami”, scientists from the United States said.


[Dec. 9] ‎9m-tall Christmas tree placed at tsunami-stricken site, Iwate pref. eases victims.


Meiji University brought the tall and bright tree to Ofunato city, Iwate.


[Dec. 10]  Message to u from the people of Japan: “We Will Always Remember You. Thank You”


A group of people from Tohoku have created a video with the hope of conveying a simple message to all of you around the world who sent your love, prayers, donations and words of encouragement: Arigato.


[Dec. 11] Officially recognized Santa from Finland visits children in 3.11 tsunami stricken area 🙂


Hope Santa would make happy as many children as possible 🙂


[Dec. 11] Japan quake and tsunami propel charity focused on orphan care.


Yoshiomi Tamai, 77, is the founder and president of Ashinaga, a Japanese nonprofit that for years has assisted orphans created by the world’s disasters. But the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan presented the group with its biggest challenge yet.


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