It’s already the 10th here. That means tomorrow will be one year since 3/11 – the Great East Japan Earthquake. I will always remember 2:46 pm on that day. doug
Take a look at this article. It is filled with amazing before and after photos, from March of last year after the earthquake and tsunami, and how those same places look today. The change is amazing.http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/09/see-how-japan-has-rebuilt-in-the-11-m… doug
Very scary, lonely photos of the deserted areas.
Fukushima: Inside the Exclusion Zone
Some people were asking how things are here.In brief – they are expecting cold shut-down of the Fukushima reactors, maybe sometime around New Years. In Tokyo life has pretty much returned to what they call “a new normal.” Things are still very bad up north. But great strides have been made in cleanup. The shinkansen is running all their old routes as of last week I believe. The fallout evacuation areas, the impact on evacuees and the wide swath of devastated agriculture regions remain major problems. doug