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“Abita”, animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside   because of the radioactivity. About their dreams and realities. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

4 billion yen donated for disaster orphans in Miyagi remains unallocated(Maincihi)

4 billion yen donated for disaster orphans in Miyagi remains unallocated(Maincihi)

Around half of the 8.2 billion yen donated to Miyagi Prefecture to help children orphaned by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has been left unallocated for nearly four years, it has been learned. … Read entire article »

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Data-capturing clothes could enable remote surgery — and aid your golf swing(Nikkei)

Data-capturing clothes could enable remote surgery — and aid your golf swing(Nikkei)

YOSUKE SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO — Picture an urban hospital in the not-so-distant future — say, 2020. A surgeon puts on scrubs and gloves made from a special material. A monitor in front of the doctor displays a patient on an island hundreds of kilometers away. Beside the patient’s bed stands a robot holding a scalpel. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t to revive eco-point building incentive program(Japan Today)

Gov’t to revive eco-point building incentive program(Japan Today)

TOKYO —The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Tourism plans to revive an eco-friendly building incentive program in which individuals and companies constructing new homes and or renovating homes will be eligible to receive eco-points equaling a maximum of ¥450,000 for energy efficient design and or other environmentally responsible criteria. … Read entire article »

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Sunflowers sew grass-roots exchanges with Fukushima(Japan Times)

Sunflowers sew grass-roots exchanges with Fukushima(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA – When two Girl Scouts from Chiba Prefecture joined the Fukushima Sunflower Foster Parent Project in summer 2011 to become “foster parents” for sunflower seeds, they didn’t know exactly how it would help people affected by the 3/11 disasters. … Read entire article »

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Toxic water at Fukushima plant leaked into nearby bay(Kyodo)

Toxic water at Fukushima plant leaked into nearby bay(Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has leaked into a nearby bay, but the cause and amount of the leakage have yet to be investigated, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday. … Read entire article »

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Japan crown prince warns on ‘correct’ history(AFP)

Japan crown prince warns on ‘correct’ history(AFP)

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s crown prince has warned of the need to remember World War II “correctly”, in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country’s historic crimes. … Read entire article »

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