Category Archives: Japan Tsunami 2011

SUU Japan Relief Fund raised over $4000

On May 11, 2011, 2 months from the day the major earthquake and Tsunami hit the North East Coast of Japan, Jennie McBride was presented two checks from Dixie Direct totaling $4,300. Once again, I am so grateful for the students and their efforts, for Tony Chambers of Dixie Direct, the Facebook contest, for friends and families of students who bought the books, and wrote letters, and for the evidence that by small and simple things, great miracles can come about! Thank you, one and all! Continue reading

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BBC News reports “Fukushima: What happened – and what needs to be done”

One way of looking at the drama that has unfolded around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors is as a narrative with one central plot, and a number of sub-plots distracting the attention. Continue reading

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Japan Nuke Crisis as Severe as Chernobyl

TOKYO – Japan raised the crisis level at its crippled nuclear plant Tuesday to a severity on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing high overall radiation leaks that have contaminated the air, tap water, vegetables and seawater.
Japanese nuclear regulators said they raised the rating from 5 to 7 — the highest level on an international scale of nuclear accidents overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency — after new assessments of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant since it was disabled by the March 11 tsunami. Continue reading

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7.4 Aftershock hits Miyagi Coast

I feel numb… I can’t imagine what the people of Ishinomaki must be feeling. The Star.com reported the following “Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

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See Video of One Man’s Experience in Ishinomaki, Japan

See the images and read the words of one mans account of the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Ishinomaki, Japan. This video was made by Mr. Kusaka Yoichi. You can visit his blog at http://shinyousha.com to see more pictures taken in and around Ishinomaki. Continue reading

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Interactive Photo displays # of dead and Missing in Japanese Cities

Paul shared a great link from New York Times that shows a map of Japan and as you hover over the different cities you can find out how many people are missing or dead. You can also see images of those cities Continue reading

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What can we do to HELP SUU win $1000 for Japan?

Help SUU win $1000 for Japan. Vote for SUU JAPAN RELIEF FUND at Dixie Direct Contest page. Continue reading

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April 1, 2011 Helping Japan, SUU and Dixie Direct

After a week of blogging and crying, I had to go back to work. I teach 7 classes at Southern Utah University, in Cedar City Utah. I have over 300 students. GREAT STUDENTS, who I love and respect! I shared my desire with my students. Like I said, they are great students and they came up with several great ideas. I loved the slogan School to School. We thought about how SUU could help a school in Ishinomaki. We thought about doing a 5K, putting cans at local businesses to help raise money. We discussed who to work with. Continue reading

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Volunteers in Ishinomaki

People volunteering to help in Ishinomaki, Japan! People making a difference. There are times that I am very disappointed by the acts of fellow humans. The news covers so many stories of murder, rape, robbery and tends to show the negative side of humans. I hate what has happened to Japan, the land and the people I love. But I love hearing about and reading about the many kind acts of my fellow humans, my brothers and sisters.

I found a blog about a group who are helping people in Japan and recommend you go and read it for yourself. People are there, in Ishinomaki, helping our friends. Thank you! Thank you! Continue reading

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Ishinomaki, Japan 3 weeks after the Tsunami

The mayor wonders if the warning system worked too well over the years — if some people had grown complacent.

“We are too used to earthquakes and hearing alarms,” he said.

Scientists warn that another mega-quake is possible, perhaps one farther south on the Japan Trench, closer to Tokyo. It might not happen for many years, decades or even centuries. Or it could happen any day, any moment. Continue reading

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