Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Miyagi gov't wants Tohoku region to carry out capital's crisis management functions (by Mainichi Shimbun)

SENDAI -- The Miyagi Prefectural Government is set to urge the national government to relocate some of Japan's capital functions to the quake- and tsunami-hit Tohoku region in northeastern Honshu as part of its restoration plan, local government sources said.

EDITORIAL: Independent panel needed to investigate Fukushima nuclear crisis (by Asahi Shimbun)

Few days pass without news that makes us wonder if the government is telling the truth about the disastrous nuclear accident triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Elderly volunteers seek to stabilize nuclear plant (by Asahi Shimbun)

More than 160 elderly people have volunteered to brave high radioactivity and help stabilize the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in response to a call from a former engineer in an effort a government official calls a "suicide corps."