Europeans reflect on the Japan tsunami with anti-nuclear protests: ”Anti-nuclear protesters took to the streets in Germany, France and Belgium to mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster. Protesters called for a reduction in the reliance on nuclear energy.” (AP video)
20:46 // 1 year ago
The earthquake sealed his political fate. A mere 14 months after he began, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has just ensured that Japan will see its sixth prime minister in five years — and he outlasted most of them. However, his weak leadership during the earthquake — which should’ve proved an opportunity for him prove how his work as a self-made man ensured he was the right man for the job, after years of weak choices. Instead, he turned out to be a weak leader, too. “Mr. Kan is the outsider-turned-prime minister, who should have provided leadership,” noted close friend and adviser Takayoshi Igarashi. “The move to escape from nuclear power should have been his great chance to shine.” Not so much. source
13:23 // 2 years ago
Key point to take: Right now, damage is minor and while there is a tsunami, the tsunami itself is localized and a fairly modest height. However, with damaged buildings already lining the area from the March quake, it could cause more damage down the line.
22:46 // 2 years ago
Video from CNN of the earth shaking after the 7.0 that hit Japan today. The guy isn’t shaking the camera.
22:13 // 2 years ago