2012 May Contents
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
Voices of 3.11.2012 A Year After Japan's Triple Disaster
The impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on the lives and thinking of people throughout the world has been enormous. The earthquake and tsunami claimed nearly 16,000 lives, with still more than 3,000 people missing, over a wide section of northeastern and eastern Japan. Marking one year on March 11, 2012, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the past year riddled with anxiety due to the large seismic aftershocks that continue to be felt in the region.
World's Highest "Tree"
Soars in the Sky
TOKYO SKYTREE®, built as the world’s highest free standing tower at 634 meters (2,080 feet) in height, ranks as the world’s second highest man-made structure after the 828 meter-high (2,717 feet) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, will be open to the public on May 22. Adjacent to the tower will be a shopping center, planetarium, aquarium and other recreational facilities.
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By Dave McCaughan
How have people really recovered? It has been a constant question that I would imagine business people of all types with an interest in Japan have been asking constantly since the triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear) of March 2011. Perhaps it is not surprising that the simple answer would be "people came together, forged a renewed sense of community and helped each other out. And then in 2012 have looked to try and move on," which would be partly true.