Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gov't report urges mental care for victims of earthquake and tsunami (by Mainichi Shimbun)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- People who lost loved ones or property in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami face a heightened suicide risk and should be provided care for years to ensure their mental and emotional wellbeing, a government report said Friday.

Japan quake orphans appeal for aid at New York's Times Square (by Mainichi Shimbun)

EW YORK (Kyodo) -- Four Japanese students recently orphaned by the March 11 quake and tsunami gathered at Times Square on Thursday to hit up tourists and New Yorkers for money to build a mental care center in the disaster-hit area.

Novelist Murakami raps Japan's nuke policy during award speech (by Mainichi Shimbun)

BARCELONA, Spain (Kyodo) -- Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami received the 2011 International Catalunya Prize at a ceremony Thursday in Barcelona, criticizing his country's pursuit of nuclear energy during his acceptance speech.

Tokyo Metropolitan Gov't to begin atmospheric radiation tests across city (by Mainichi Shimbun)

As concerns over radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear crisis continue, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced it will begin checking atmospheric radiation levels at about 100 locations across the city.