Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fourth anniversary of Fukushima triple disaster

Today is the fourth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan.  The occasion was met with a somber ceremony, captured by Euronews: Japan remembers victims of Fukushima disaster exactly four years on.

Four years to the day since Fukushima, a minute of silence has been observed across Japan to remember the more than 18,000 people dead or missing in an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that have marked the country's history forever.
The video mentioned nearly a quarter of a million people have been displaced by the triple catastrophe.  Here is one of those people who has come to terms with not returning to his old home in a BBC clip, Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster, Fukushima.

Many of Japan's Fukushima nuclear refugees have given up on going home and are instead, rebuilding their lives elsewhere.
More text from an AFP article at the link.

Follow over the jump for an encore presentation of Fukushima: student sustainability video festival 28 and links to previous years' commemorative posts.

I wrote the following last December when I first embedded this video.
I present a video one of my students created herself from clips of news programs about the disaster.
I might recycle this for the fourth anniversary of the Fukishima earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown.
As promised, Fukushima.

Links to previous years' commemorative entries:

First anniversary of Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown

Second anniversary of Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown: video tributes

Fukushima three years after from Reuters

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