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In precisely over per week, a gaggle of unpaid specialist and citizen newshounds who met on Twitter created a publication to elevate cash for jap pink move earthquake and tsunami aid efforts. as well as essays, art and images submitted by way of humans worldwide, together with those who persevered the catastrophe and newshounds who lined it, 2:46: Aftershocks: tales from the Japan Earthquake features a piece by way of Yoko Ono, and paintings created particularly for the publication via authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein. “The basic goal,” says the book's editor, a British resident of Japan, “is to list the instant, and in doing so increase cash for the japanese pink move Society to aid the millions of homeless, hungry and chilly survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. the most important frustration for lots of folks used to be being not able to aid those sufferers. I don’t have any clinical talents, and I’m now not a helicopter pilot, yet i will edit. a couple of tweets pulled jointly approximately every thing – the entire contributors, all of the services – and in precisely over per week we had created a ebook together with tales from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a pair in Canada ready to listen to if their kin have been ok, and a eastern kin who left their domestic, telling their younger son they could by no means be capable to return." a hundred percent of the associated fee you pay (net of VAT, revenues and different taxes) is going to the japanese pink move Society to help the sufferers of the March eleven earthquake and tsunami. if you would like to donate extra, please stopover at the japanese pink pass Society site, the place you could donate both through Paypal or financial institution move (watch out for the charges, though!) or the yankee purple move Society, which accepts donations directed to its Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund (but in simple terms accepts donations made with U.S.-issued credits cards). and naturally, if you happen to just like the publication, please inform your folks, and inform them to offer generously to boot! thanks! Japan rather does have fun with your aid!
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7 meters was recorded. Considering these figures, the "expectations" for the highest safety standards at the Fukushima nuclear plant were not at all enough. My wish is that all the electric power companies will learn from this accident and do their utmost to prevent future risks.
My friends in Tokyo were tweeting in shock—the quake had been huge. With no television or radio in the office, I relied on the internet for updates. People pointed cameras at TVs and began live streaming the news. Cell phone pictures of fires began to leak out. And then the tsunami came. I watched pictures on my monitor of the land turning black as seawater rushed in, crumpling burning houses and swallowing cars. I rushed home to put the television on as soon as I could. Report after report poured in on the worsening situation and Twitter was alive with new, informed people spreading all sorts of news.
Well, cafe lights go dark and convenience store shelves are empty. But what hurts is the idea that the earthquakes were like seeing a loved one getting beaten and being unable to stop it. One of the things Kyoto dwellers most look forward to is the "Higashiyama Hanatoro," a long procession of electric lanterns illuminating the streets of Kyoto's eastern area. Every spring, lovers, friends and families bustle excitedly through glowing alleyways. Except this year. This year was different. In Kyoto in March there is snow, wind and rain.