Remembering the displaced on anniversary of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

Remembering the displaced on anniversary of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

Elizabeth Ferris & Mireya Solís for The Brookings Institution – LSE Project on Internal Displacement – WNN Breaking Commentary (WNN/BI-LSE) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As we mark the third anniversary of Japan’s Triple Disaster, questions still linger as to what Japan and the world have learned from the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident that […]

Fear of radiation keeps Japan's children indoors

Fear of radiation keeps Japan's children indoors

Toru Hanai and Elaine Lies for TRF – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/TRF) Koriyama, JAPAN, EASTERN ASIA: Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside – fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives. Though the […]

Japan planning breast milk radiation tests

Japan planning breast milk radiation tests

Kyung Lah – CNN – Friday, 13 January 2012 (originally published 12 Jan) Tokyo (CNN) — Some new mothers in Japan may soon be adding radiation testing of their breast milk to their list of health checkups. Government officials say they are considering widespread testing of breast milk samples of new mothers in Fukushima Prefecture, home […]

Japan: miracle quake survivors

Japan: miracle quake survivors

A bit of good news, even as the death toll from Japan’s double-whammy disaster reaches more than 8,000 Gavin Blair – Global Post – Monday, 21 March, 2011 (originally published 20 March) MIYAGI, Japan – Even as the confirmed death toll rose to 8,133 on Sunday, there was a rare piece of good news as […]

(Japan) Radiation and Pregnancy

(Japan) Radiation and Pregnancy

David Leonhardt  –  The New York Times – Monday, 14 March, 2011 Douglas Almond, a Columbia University economist who has studied the effects of the Chernobyl disaster, is concerned that the Japanese government may not be doing enough to warn pregnant women to leave any areas at risk of radiation exposure. Those areas can be […]