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Remembering Japan

Jeannie Kwon, founder of the AIS Japan Relief Team, shares news about the effects of the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Last March, Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis shocked the whole world. Almost 20,000 people were killed, and survivors were left without food, water, electricity, or shelter. In response, the AIS community, in a collective effort, raised over 4500 Euros and donated it to the Japanese Red Cross in June to aid the victims. Although the effort is commendable, Japan is still in need of our help. To fully understand Japan’s continuing need, here is an update of Japan’s condition. The current state of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant illustrates how difficult recovery efforts have been. Since the catastrophe, hundreds of workers have been continually participating in the cleanup and recovery of the three severely damaged plants despite the dangerous conditions, including a radiation level thirteen times higher than the recommended dosage for civilians per year. Despite their efforts, a 12-mile radius evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant is still in effect, keeping tens of thousands of people away from their homes. Fortunately, no worker or civilian death caused by radiation has been reported. So far, a superstructure has been built over reactor No.1 to trap radioactive materials, and a similar structure is planned for reactor No. 3. The radiation cleanup will require much more time and cost at least $13 billion, of which the Japanese government has raised $2.9 billion. Politically, Yoshihiko Noda, Japan’s former finance minister, was elected as the country’s new prime minister after his predecessor Naoto Kan resigned due to both his failure to cope with the emergency and his unpopular foreign and economic policies before the disaster. Hundreds of aftershocks hit Japan after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The places the tsunami completely destroyed are now ghost towns, overgrown with weeds and bushes; the debris of the buildings and cars are piled up along the shore. These cities are waiting for reconstruction funds from the government, which does not have enough money to support all the recovery efforts. As in the case of many other disasters, time has made many people forget that survivors are still suffering from the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, such as loss of family and homes and a fatal level of radiation. Japan is still in urgent need of the international community’s financial support in order to successfully carry out its recovery efforts. As an international school, we should continue to organize fundraisers and awareness activities such as those of last year, which included collecting money donations from both in- and outside the AIS community, creating bulletin boards to inform everyone, folding paper cranes for Japan, and organizing bake and juice sales. Please do not hesitate to approach me or anyone from the AIS Japan Relief Team to share your ideas or to take part in these events. Thank you. From: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110315-nuclear-reactor-japan-tsunami-earthquake-world-photos-meltdown/#/japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-unforgettable-pictures-bicycle_33273_600x450.jpg