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Starting Tsunami Reconstruction Now
Business  (tags: economy, humans, society, environment, tsunami, Tohoku, Japan, earthquake, reconstruction, social business, young entrepreneurs, training, Entrepreneurs )

- 2268 days ago -
Since the tsunami, Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC) in Tokyo has started a fellowship program that trains and sends young entrepreneurs into the region to help in rebuilding.
Takashimaya To Market Goods Made Of Cotton Grown On Tsuami-Swamped Rice Paddies
Business  (tags: rice, cotton goods, Takashimaya, tsunami, department store, help, Tohoku Cotton Project, Tabio Corp., Taishoboseki Industries Ltd., business, goodnews )

- 2787 days ago -
Paddies flooded by tsunami often remain unsuitable for rice cultivation for years because of salt left behind from seawater. Cotton, however, not only can be cultivated in soil with high salinity, but also helps to desalinate it.
Fukushima Plant Site Originally Was A Hill Safe From Tsunami
Business  (tags: dishonesty, corporate, TEPCO, tsunami, nuclear power plant, why?, Fukushima No1. Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear crisis, March 11, Japan, energy )

- 2840 days ago -
Tepco, assuming tsuami 3.1 meters of higher would never hit the coast, reduced the bluff by some 25 meters and erected the plant on artificually prepared ground only 10 meters above sea level.
TEPCO Releases Photos of Tsunami Crashing Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Business  (tags: TEPCO, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, tsunami, crashed, photos, released, destruction )

- 2894 days ago -
The photos, released on May 19, show the seawater destroying the breakwater, washing away vehicles and rushing through the plant.
Cattle Farmer Stressed Over Plight Of Cows In Radiation-Hit Fukushima
Business  (tags: farmers, livestock, cows, radiation leaks, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, evacuation, fear, concern, quake, tsunami, stay indoor, shelter, government )

- 2932 days ago -
NAMIE, Fukushima - A cattle farmer is suffering from tremendous stress amid mounting concerns over the impact of radiation leaks from the quake- and tsunami-hit Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant on the local livestock business.
Heroes And Realists Found Among The Brave "Fukushima 700"
Business  (tags: Fukushima 50, Fukushima 700, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, TEPCO, risks, radiation, nuclear crisis, explosions, job, recovery work, brave, March 11, tsunami, safety, lack of safety equipments, dosimeter, dishonesty, cover-up )

- 2932 days ago -
Although liodized as the "Fukushima 50" by the foreign media, there are in fact about 700 workers in the daily struggle with the "invisible enemy" at the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.
Ex-Governor Blasts Tepco's Cozy Ties
Business  (tags: TEPCO, cozy ties, bureaucrats, Japan, human errors, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, earthquake, radiation leak, METI, NISA, tsunami, dishonesty, corruption, corporate, government, environment )

- 2937 days ago -
Earthquake and tsunami are unavoidable natural events, but the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant was induced by "human errors" stemming from cozy ties between bureaucrats and TEPCO, former Fukushima Gov. Eisaku Sato said.
Researcher Warned 2 Yrs Ago of Massive Tsunami Striking Nuke Plant
Business  (tags: TEPCO, warning, tsunami, Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, brushed off )

- 2947 days ago -
A researcher said Saturday he had warned two years ago about the possible risk of a massive tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant in Japan, but TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima No.1 plant, had brushed off the warning.
TEPCO: Rolling Power Cuts To Last At Least A Year
Business  (tags: TEPCO, thermal power plant, damage, shortage of electricity, rolling power cuts, Tokyo, Kanto region, tsunami, earthquake, business woes, economy )

- 2951 days ago -
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will likely continue its rolling blackouts in the Kanto region for at least a year due to damage at two large thermal power plants, a senior company official said.

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