Japan One Year Later


The tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, and which was followed by a tragic nuclear power accident at Fukushima, was the second biggest tragedy the country ever faced. The biggest was Hiroshima. Last year, 19,000 people died. In Hiroshima the death toll was 80,000 people on the day of the bombing.

The nuclear accident at Fukushima was the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl and prompted Germany to phase out its nuclear power stations.

But besides the energy issue, what happened to people in Japan and how are they coping in this post-tsunami scenario when hundreds of thousands people became homeless?

Online Schools.org has produced an amazing video to remember the first anniversary of the Tsunami in Japan, a mixture of animation and real footage. It’s a beautiful piece that reminds us of the force of nature, human resilience, the dangers associated with nuclear power and the need to switch to alternative energy.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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