Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photo Journal by Mainichi Shimbun: Saying goodbye

Evacuees in the gymnasium of Shizugawa Elementary School in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, pose for a group shot on April 19, 2011, ahead of a round of group evacuations from the town scheduled for April 21. Around 60 of the 152 evacuees were set to leave, after having spent a month and a half sharing times of both joy and sorrow with the others at the school. Wishing each other well and wondering when they will be able to return, the evacuees were reluctant about parting ways. (Mainichi)

Lack of land hampering temporary housing construction in devastated northeast (by Mainichi Shimbun)

20110421p2a00m0na007000p_size5.jpgWorkers build temporary housing in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, in this recent photo. (Mainichi)

Radioactive leaks into sea were 20,000 times above limit: TEPCO (by Mainichi Shimbun)


In this photo taken on Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and released by Japan Defense Ministry Friday, April 1, a U.S. military barge carrying pure water arrives to the quay near Unit 1 of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, after being towed by a JMSDF tugboat, not shown. (AP Photo/Japan Defense Ministry )

Despite losing 35,000 chickens to quake, aging poultry farmer vows to start again (by Mainichi Shimbun)


Kohei Furuyama cleans up an empty poultry farm in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture. (Mainichi)