FB 0404 - Tsunami

  • http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fd20110403pb.html
    On March 26, NHK covered an antinuclear power demonstration in Germany that attracted thousands of protesters. The report pointed out that the demonstration was sparked by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor. The next day, there was a march by Japanese antinuke protesters in Tokyo. Tho
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン there was a march by Japanese antinuke protesters in Tokyo. Though it was much smaller than the German demonstration, it seems odd that the Japanese media didn't cover it, given how sensitive people have become to the subject of nuclear energy. — but the antinuke contingent remains for the most part invisible.
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        In Japan, the only antinuclear sentiments that receive attention are those expressed by residents of municipalities where reactors are built. Japan's "nuclear allergy" is mostly a legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but it also has somethingto do with the resentment people in the countryside feel about being bribed with jobs and money from the central government to host remote power generation facilities for Japan's major cities. Such opposition has news value, but as far as the establishment is concerned — and the mainstream media belongs to the establishment — the more organized antinuke movement is made up of hippie radicals who walk around wearing hats made of aluminum foil. You can find their self-made videos on YouTube next to the 911 conspiracy documentaries.
        Monday at 1:20am · 
      • Kanj Love ジャスミン Under the present circumstances, the pro side has more to lose than just face.
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  • http://www.tokyotimes.jp/post/en/1642/Sendai+to+Ishinomaki+Three+weeks+later.html
    Sendai to Ishinomaki: Three weeks later
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        In the three weeks since the earthquake and tsunami devastated the east coast of Japan, the northern part of the nation has seen a rescue effort that has at times been overshadowed by the events taking place at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. The devastation in Miyagi Prefecture, however, remains at almost incomprehensible levels, and in many places, where there once stood housing estates, three weeks later, there is still only rubble and mud.

        Approaching Sendai City from Yamagata Prefecture, convenience stores are randomly stocked. A 7-11 is almost completely empty, yet the next, family owned store we come across has a full supply of water, bread and all the usual amenities one would expect. The one product lacking is cigarettes. The store owner says they are expecting a shipment from overseas to arrive on April 4. Any stock that arrives will be rationed, the owner says.

        Getting closer to the city, and the area affected by the tsunami, things are disconcertingly normal. Electricity flows through the traffic lights, there are plenty of cars on the streets and there are few signs that commerce has been disrupted at all. A long queue for a gas station offers the only evidence of March 11. (Water and gas, however, remain an issue for some parts of Sendai.)
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        And then, as the coast approaches, things begin to change. At first, it is just blue tarpaulin on a few rooftops. And then the trash appears.

        Like a third world slum, plastic, cartons and other junk are strewn across fields. It takes a moment to register that this is the work of the tsunami, rather than the product of months of neglect. And then the full force of the water becomes clear, because everything is flattened, housing estates replaced by dirt and debris. Where a Sendai district once stood, there is now a simple swamp, monitored from above by helicopters.
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン Further up the coast, areas such as Shiogama and Matsushima also clearly felt the force of the tsunami. Hollowed out and dirty shops have kept a hold of what little stock they can, yet the piles of trash bags and broken equipment outside show the huge cost the tsunami has had on small, family businesses.
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        The Matsushima Kaigan Rest House, a place to wait for ferries to come into port, was clearly hit by the tsunami, but escaped total destruction. Three weeks on, broken glass in the doors and dried dirt on the floor, a smashed cigarette vending machine and chairs left by the road for taking to the dump suggest the damage looked a lot worse a few days ago. Yet the fully functioning urinal inside tells the story of repair work in the town: The essentials are being sorted out first, and the town will be back on its feet sooner rather than later. And looking out to the islands that Japanese consider one of Japan's top three scenic spots, the beauty remains, and so the tourists will likely return to Matsushima.

        Heading north toward Ishinomaki, we pass a river, the sides of which are strewn with debris. A car sits in the river, further down, the roof of a house lies semi submerged. The river banks are strewn with debris, every so often, a bright red or pink object stands out, children's toys left amid the junk.
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        The city of Ishinomaki presents the worst scene of our journey. Cars, trucks and vans are strewn willy nilly in all the affected areas, but in Ishinomaki the number of vehicles is staggering. In trees, the top of houses, everywhere, half destroyed vehicles are strewn. Mud has caked everything, and at the sides of the road ruined electronic equipment and furniture wait for collection and disposal.

        Closer to the sea, the full impact of the tsunami can still be seen. Amid the debris, junk and mud, the smell is incredible: a mix of oil, chemicals from damaged machinery, stagnating sea water and sewage. The sounds, however, offer hope. Heavy machinery and the voices of workers can be heard through the city.

        For most people, Ishinomaki will long be associated with footage that demonstrates the full force of a tsunami. But there are professionals in the area looking through what remains, checking the debris is safe and taking the first steps toward rebuilding the town's infrastructure. To witness the work these people are doing is to know that the question is not if, but when Ishinomaki will be back on its feet.
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  • http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Displayarticle09.asp?section=health&xfile=data%2Fhealth%2F2011%2FApril%2Fhealth_April10.xml
    NEW ORLEANS - Yoga, already proven to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, can cut in half the risk of a common and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, according to a US study released on Saturday.
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  • Thailand saw a surge of 24 per cent in the number of tourists coming from the UAE alone. The number of people who visited Thailand for leisure, business and health services from the UAE, he added, was 130,000. “At the regional level the number from the Middle East surged by 20 per cent, more than 600,000 visitors.”

    The official further added from th
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        The official further added from the Gulf there has been an increase in the number of families visiting Thailand for shopping and medical services.

        Referring to the global market, Supyen said Japan always remained a top market for the country’s tourism industry but now it has been affected by the earthquake and the tsunami. “The second largest market was Malaysia, followed by the UK with 800,000 visitors last year, and over 700,000 visitors from Germany.”

        Monday at 1:02am · 
  • พิพิธภัณฑ์วิทยาศาสตร์บ้านเรา มีอธิบายเรื่องโรงไฟฟ้านิวเคลียส์กันบ้างหรือเปล่า หรือว่ามีแต่เรื่องซาบซึ้งเพียงอย่างเดียว
    TSURUGA, Fukui Pref. — On a hillside overlooking Tsuruga, about a dozen children and their mothers are enjoying the day at At Home, the Fukui Atomic Energy Science Museum. Inside, kids rush to play free arcade-style games spread across the two-floor facility. Some feature the latest computer graphic
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  • By THITINAN PONGSUDHIRAK in japantimes
    BANGKOK — After three consecutive years of deadly street protests, Thailand has arrived at the point where it will need to hold new elections, as the current term of its national assembly expires next December.
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  • อภิสิทธิ์จะไปอินเดีย อ่านผิดไปหรือเปล่า งานนี้พญาเหยียบเมือง สงสัยจะได้หงายหลังกลับมา เพราะ อินเดียยุคนี้ พัฒนาไปไกลแล้ว อีกหน่อย ก็แซงเราไปลิบลับ เอ.... หรือว่า จะไปกู้เงินแขก 5555555 http://www.thailandnews.net/story/764437
    Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will leave for India Monday evening on an official visit to strengthen ties between the two countries, Xinhua quoted a statement from Thai government as stating.
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will leave for India Monday evening on an official visit to strengthen ties between the two countries, Xinhua quoted a statement from Thai government as stating.

        Key figures accompanying Abhisit will include Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, Industry Minister Chaiwut Bannawat, Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlabutr, chairman of Thailand Trade Representative Kiat Sitthi-amorn and acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayakorn.

        The premier is scheduled to meet and hold bilateral talks with Indian President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Mohammad Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna.

        Abhisit will return to Thailand Wednesday.
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  • web นี้แปลกดี http://paper.li/
    A newspaper built from all the articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter or Facebook.
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  • http://www.phuketgazette.net/archives/articles/2011/article10151.html
    Experts at the Phuket Marine Biological Center are nursing a sick bottlenose dolphin back to health after it was found off Rassada yesterday.
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  • งานนี้ไม่ใช่ข่าวดัง ไม่มีรายการรับบริจาคทั่วไทย http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/04/03/3000-flood-survivors-papua-need-help.html
    An official says 3,000 survivors from the Paniai Lake flood in Papua need emergency help in the form of food, tents, and blankets. The Paniai Lake ...
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      • Kanj Love ジャスミン 
        ‎3,000 flood survivors in Papua need help
        The Jakarta Post | Sun, 04/03/2011 10:01 PM

        An official says 3,000 survivors from the Paniai Lake flood in Papua need emergency help in the form of food, tents, and blankets.
        The Paniai Lake flooded 10 districts in Paniai regency in the past month.
        The floods have destroyed homes, farmlands and public buildings such as school and houses of worship.

        “Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes because of the floods and are now staying with relatives. They need food, tents and blankets,” Hano Pigai, the Paniai flood disaster management secretary, was quoted as saying Sunday by news portal kompas.com.
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