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Monday, March 10, 2014

311 2011 and to the future


It was March 11th 2011 when M9.0 the largest earthquake ever recorded hit the east coast of Japan.

Pigeon Dynamite would like to dedicate this post to those who lost their lives and their families and those who are still affected by the disaster.
 
LA Times had before/after images last year to show how these cities in Northeast Japan changed over a few years. There is also a clip by NHK international that studies the earthquake and tsunami.  As the images from last year's LA times shows, after three years, the cities have been rebuilt but there are still 267,000 people who are in the evacuation camps and  have no place to go. There has been countless aftershocks for last three years and people are still warned to prepare for the scale of M8 level of possible aftershock today. It is said to be the Japanese government and the media controlling the news to tell the people of Japan what is really going on in the nuclear power plants in Fukushima and the people in Fukushima are still facing the fear of radiation every single day since the meltdown.
It is a quite difficult problem to solve for its scale and for its complexity, and many times it takes people risking their lives to work in the site.  I find it quite disturbing the government not telling the truth to the people.
There are people fighting everyday to survive.
We must not forget that.
Just because it is not happening here, it does not mean I don't care.

A boy looks at a candle light with a character reading: ''bond'', written on the candle holder at a memorial held in remembrance of victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao 
image:from 2012 in Fukushima/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-japan-fukushima-children-idUSBREA280RJ20140309
Video for this image: 1000 cnadles 2014

Today, I am praying for the people of Northeast Japan and hope for their future.

Thanks for reading.



記録された地震の中で最大級の東北の震災、津波から3年が経ちました。
Pigeon Dynamiteは今回ブログを通して、震災と津波で亡くなられた方たち、そしてその家族や友人の方たち、現在も避難所での生活を余儀なくされている26万人以上の方たちにご冥福と将来の希望を込めてお祈りします。

未だに余震が続く中で目に見えない放射線等の恐怖に毎日さらされている福岡の人たち、
そして自分の命を犠牲にしながら現場で働く作業員の人たちとその家族に一日も早く
安心して暮らせる日が来る事を願っています。
日本のメディアのコントロールで真実が伝えられていない状況も一刻も早く改善されるべきだと思っています。毎日実際にその恐怖に真正面からさらされて生活をしている人たちが要るという事を知っている上でのマスコミや国のそういった対応には日本人として強く違和感を感じます。
国際社会から見ても日本が国として批判されているのは当然だと思います。
私はアメリカに住んでいますが、遠くに居て今此処で何も起こっていないからといって、無関心でいられる訳ではありません。
毎日必死で生きようとしているひとたちを忘れてはいけません。 


読んでくれたひと、ありがとう。

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