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Sea bird's chicks 110 thousand birds sacrificed the tsunami (East Japan great earthquake)

The Midway Atoll (island) located northwest of the Hawaiian Islands in the North Pacific is a wildlife sanctuary where about 3 million seabirds, such as the Black-faced Albatross, make breeds and breed. Many chicks were sacrificed by the Tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake. About 22% of Albatross chicks hatched in 2011 are sacrificed in the study of rice, fish and wildlife bureau. It is estimated that about 100,000 chicks and 2,000 birds have died of the albatross and the black-faced albatross. Three islands with wild bird's nest were shaped to be protected by atolls, but a maximum of about 1.5 m tsunami pushed four times and destroyed the 'nest' and washed it to the sea. The officials of the authorities seemed to have helped about 300 wild birds that can not move due to rock gaps and debris (rubble). For this white-tailed Mizunagidori, we can not confirm the damage number to dig a hole to make a nest, but it seems that there may be several thousand birds dead. Many seabirds inhabit the Midway Islands, but many are extinct or endangered due to invasion of alien species and hunting. In the Great East Japan Earthquake, the tsunami reached a wide area of ​​the Pacific Ocean, so building damage and victims (outside of Japan) have appeared. The name "Midway" comes from the fact that it was located at the midpoint between the continent of North America and the Eurasian Continent, but as a "Midway battle" from June 5, 1942 (1942) many movies and novels, It is also a famous area that left huge data. The sea bird's chicks 110,000 birds sacrifice the tsunami (Hawaii-Road)

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Sendai · Miyagi sightseeing PR movie starring Mr. Hitomi is finished delivery

"Summer of Ryu and Miyagi" starring Talento Yutsuki released from July 5 seems to finish delivery on August 26th. This video was delivered as part of the "Date trip summer campaign (end of July - September)" produced by Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City, JR East, Sendai-Miyagi Tourism Campaign Promotion Council (President, Yoshihiro Murai) It is what it was. The theme of the tourism campaign is "Ryo (cool) and Miyagi (summer of summer)", Miyagi prefecture posted approximately 237 million yen as related expenses such as movie production this year. A person in charge of the prefectural tourism department said that he wanted to express the comfort of Miyagi, which is cooler than Nagano known as a summer resort, and want many people to see it. Currently, although the number of views on YouTube exceeds 3.7 million, it is a form of wearing a popular celebrity troupe, Mr. Tsuneya (from Yokote-shi), but "sexual expression is unpleasant" "It is not a movie to use tax The criticism of that was also one after another. Four opposition parties and women's groups of the Miyagi prefecture council requested the prefecture to stop delivery in succession, and Mayor Emiko Okuyama, who retired, pointed out that "even if it is told that the quality is said to be lacking," he said. Governor Yoshihiro Murai, president of the promotion council, argued that at a regular press conference on August 7, "About 80% of the public opinion is evaluating about public opinion." At a regular press conference on the 21st, he stated that some protests from the prefectural assembly and civil society "If we are told honestly, we made consideration to that," he admits the impact of the protest. Although I can understand the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the intention of the tourism campaign, "language use" and "video expression" aimed at receiving and interesting in a specific layer limited only in Japan, especially middle-aged and elderly men, are too " Orientational logic and values ​​"I think. I doubt the diversity of male-female ratio and age composition of planning and constitution members. I do not seem to be a future-oriented PR movie .... <8/26: End of distribution on the official website> Changed to press announcement of summer campaign 2017 (with PR animation) Ryo / Summer of Miyagi (Official site) <Ryo / Miyagi> Dengsan Approval / 7/15 Kawasaki Shimbun) <The Altus Movie> Deleting from the posting site Miyagi prefecture, Separated by the 26th event (8/21 Hebei Shimpo) Mayor Oyama Sendai Mayor's retirement at the disaster / bullying (8 / 21 Hebei Shimbunsha)

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3.11 to 5 years, Japanese society hard to reach optimal solution

On March 11, 2011, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an emergency press conference, saying, "Looking at the images from Japan, the world is shocked and sad," and deep condolences for the Japanese citizens and the government We announced. Furthermore, in honor of "Japan is one of the most generous and powerful donor countries that have helped people in need around the world", "This time the United Nations will support Japanese citizens and want to become a power of the Japanese people. "I will do everything, I will do everything." I announced a policy to embark on relief. As of May 2, 2011, there were words of support and visits from the countries of 191 countries joining the United Nations, several countries and regions, and about 43 international organizations. Also, as of March 22, 2011, there were words of offering support and visiting from more than 670 NGOs and others. With support from Taiwan, more than 10.9 billion yen in less than a month from the earthquake disaster, eventually the donation exceeded 20 billion yen and became the largest in the world. Supporting the afflicted area, fried octopus with Goma Kamaishi and net phone exchanges (3/14 Asahi Shimbun Digital) photo (UN Photo) is a refugee camp in the Palestinian Autonomous Government Gaza Strip on the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster and the children and Japan and the Palestinian flag I am flying a kite (kite). The correspondence of overseas countries, regions, organizations and key people to the Great East Japan Earthquake is summarized in "Wikipedia". I would like to thank again for the support and support from many countries and people. Response to the Great East Japan Great Earthquake (Wikipedia) 5 years after the Great East Japan Great Earthquake and the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the country's "concentrated recovery period" will end this month. However, over 170,000 people in the country are still forced to evacuate their lives, and in the disaster areas such as the Tohoku region, the delay in reconstruction is a major issue. It was an opportunity to reconsider the "way of Japanese society" from the fundamentally by vowing "early earthquake disaster reconstruction" with support from all over the world, but after five years I thought "It was not this And I have a thought. The "social consensus" is not established in the energy policy, the "growth strategy" of the Japanese economy and the "countermeasures to declining birthrate and aging population" are not progressing slowly. In every situation, the Japanese society in which the old old stereotypes appear one after another seems to have not changed anything. Journalist Akihiko Izumi's article is recommended. (En: Wikipedia) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (en: Wikipedia) Fukushima First nuclear power plant accident (Wikipedia) 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami (en: Wikipedia) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (en: Wikipedia) East Japan great earthquake related news (Google News Search)

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New York will not forget that day (TOGETHER FOR 3.11)

On 11th March 2011, the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami hit East Japan. To that shock and sorrow, here in NY many people moved with a feeling that they can not stay without doing anything. It's been five years since then. Many affected areas are restored, and coastal areas are also being lifted. On the other hand, there are still 68,000 people living in temporary housing, and the difference with the area where depopulation has not progressed is noticeable. It will take time to regain the original power. Still, people in the reconstruction area are going forward as well. What we can do first is "do not forget". The heart that I wanted to do something for those living in reconstruction areas that day. Let's pray with all my heart watching the video message from Tohoku. And, "I will not forget NY, let's go forward together" Let's continue sending the message to the reconstruction site (from TOGETHER FOR 3.11) Mr. Kanno (Tsuruumi), president of Rikuzentakata City Drunken Sake Brewery (55 ) Will attend the East Japan Great Earthquake Memorial Ceremony "TOGETHER FOR 3.11" held at the church in New York City, USA in the U.S., and will give a speech to convey the history of the past five years. Also, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture's kindergarten will perform a video (Iwate-Japan Inc.) Liberty ♪ living in New York responded to this "East Japan great earthquake memorial ceremony" and "Taylor Anderson ( Taylor Anderson) 's young American female teacher. TOGETHER FOR 3.11 FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL (Facebook) The 5th TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Memorial Ceremony Sending a History of Afflicted Areas in Japan and the US 6 Drunken Brewery President of Rikuzentakata (Iwate Ichimura) On March 6 (Sun), the Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial ceremony, The 5th "TOGETHER FOR 3.11" (How to play NY) TOGETHER FOR 311 (Facebook) Official website The digital archive has been updated for 5 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake (Google Japan Blog)

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TED

Focus on reconstruction: Robot rushed to rescue disaster (TED)

When suffering from a disaster, who rushed to the site as soon as possible? The possibility that it is a robot will become higher and higher. Mr. Robin Murphy (Robin Murphy) is a laboratory (Texas A & M University) who makes robots to fly disaster sites, dig tunnels, swim and crawl. "Development of robots will make life-saving activities by firefighters and rescue workers safer, and the community will be revived as fast as three years," he says. Dr. Murphy begins to speak, saying, "We can shorten the period of the whole recovery by 1,000 days, that is 3 years, by moving forward the initial response one day. "The biggest problem is data, or information science," he says. We will talk about the importance of getting the right data at the right time and analyzing it by delivering it to the experts promptly. It is a very interesting lecture. Even though measures seem to be progressing in disasters such as earthquakes, eruptions, typhoons, landslides, floods of rivers, it is pointed out that late judgment, inadequate communication system, and slow recovery are every time in Japan. I think that I recognized the importance of "information science, computer science, robots, etc." by experiencing the unprecedented East Japan great earthquake and nuclear accident .... Subtitles and Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles) TED Speaker: Robin Murphy (Disaster roboticist) vs Disaster Robotics · Task Force's official blog (roboticstaskforce) Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Texas A & M University)

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Innovation

DARPA Robotics Challenge: The winning team is Korea (Team KAIST)

On June 5, the final game of DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) sponsored by DARPA was held. To the winner, a humanoid robot "DRC-Hubo" developed by KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) was selected, holding down a strong team such as MIT, and a prize money of 2 million dollars was awarded. The purpose of this contest is to promote the development of robots that were planned in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and can perform rescue activities on behalf of humans at dangerous disaster sites. 23 teams including the Japanese team (TEAM AIST - NEDO: 10th place) challenged the eight tasks that were set. In the DARPA Robotics Challenge Tasks this time, it is judged whether it is possible to handle driving / getting off the door / turning the valve / turning the valve / drilling a hole in the wall / daily task / going beyond debris / going up the stairs within 1 hour I will. Team KAIST's championship robot "DRC-Hubo" was 44 minutes 28 seconds, cleared all eight tasks and separated IHMC ROBOTICS, the second-largest US team, for about six minutes. The autonomous humanoid robot has many common technologies as well as the automatic driving (driving) vehicle, surrounding image recognition, environment recognition, reasoning machine (artificial intelligence) technology is extremely important, Japan is hard to be a professional, its brains never come to the forefront I do not think so. We are sharpening the pace of development around the world. The DARPA Robotics Challenge (Website) Score and time of the participating team DRC Gallery - DRC Finals (DARPA) Pictures and videos of all robots DARPA Robotics Challenge: Humanoid Robot of the Korea Science Team Team Humanoid Robot (businessnewsline) Trial of this contest The shaft company (SCHAFT Inc.) that marked the top score at 2013 was acquired by Google in November 2013 and abstained from the subsequent competition. SCHAFT: Read more

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Prince William exchanges with children in Fukushima

On the afternoon of February 28, Prince William and Prime Minister Abe of the British royal family visited Smile Kids Park, an exercise facility for children in Fukushima Prefecture's main city. This facility was developed to encourage children who tend to lack exercise outdoors due to the accident of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to play outdoors and to move the body unexpectedly in places that can be enjoyed safely is. Prime Minister Abe and Prince William entered a ryokan in Koriyama City, changed into a yukata, and talked with Japanese food and sake made from Fukushima prefecture food ingredients after talking with the children. Prince William said, "I sincerely thank all the Japanese citizens and governments for their warm welcome in this friendly and warm welcome, the traditional Japanese dinner party is a noteworthy event." It is. About the prince 's first visit to Japan, photographs are posted on Facebook, Google +, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, etc as well as official website (dukeandduchessofcambridge.org), Prince William and Fukushima Tour (NHK News) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (official website of the Duchess of Cambridge) The British Monarchy (Facebook) The Duke of Cambridge's Speech at the Innovation is Great event, Tokyo, Japan (27th February 2015)

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Movie

Tsunami: Tsunami (The Animation Workshop)

It is a graduation production animation by students of VIA University / animation workshop in Denmark. The title of the movie is "Tsunami: Tsunami". A disaster affected man will come back to our house. It is a fantastic short movie with a mysterious fish (spirit) that seems to be "catfish" coming from the sea. By returning the spirit to the sea, it may become to accept the reality. It is a pleasure to have an interest in Japan's Great East Japan Earthquake and to have it visualized as animation. VIA University College (Wikipedia) Tsunami from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo. Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819 Tumblr: theanimationworkshop.tumblr.com/ Website: animwork.dk/en/

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Closing city Pripyat and the position of Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Pripyat (Ukrainian: Прип'ять Puli Piyati or Pulp Pear, Latin Transcription: Pryp'yat ', Russian: Припять Plei Piachi, Pripyat') is the city in the northern part of Ukraine. In 1970 in the Soviet Union era, it was founded as a residential area for employees of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which is located 4 km south of the city center. At that time it existed as a closed city not on the map. The population just before the accident was about 49,400 people. Various facilities such as modern buildings, hospitals, culture centers, parks, amusement parks such as high-rise apartment with elevator are built and it was a green city. This is a video of Chernobyl nuclear power plant and closed city Pripychi for the episode of CBS News '60 Minutes' broadcast on November 23. CBS News reports its current situation 28 years since the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (26 April 1986). For the full story cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/ (CBS News) Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident (Wikipedia) Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. , please follow me on twitter Read more

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Citizen Autonomy seen in Code for Namie of Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture

Namie Town (Namie Town) is a town in the northern part of Hama-dori, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. 2011 (Heisei era 2011) March 11, the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster. Subject to the influence of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident that occurred as one of the damage, a provisional office was set up in Nipponmatsu city in the same prefecture from 15th of the same month, and many residents moved and evacuated (evacuees And evacuation centers are scattered elsewhere). Namie Town has a population of about 20,000 people and approximately 10,000 households. We decided to distribute tablets to all households judging the use of the Internet as indispensable in communicating information to citizens scattered in April this year in a timely manner and citizens communicating with each other. Fumi Yamazaki (Tomomi Yamazaki) has blogged about the system procurement of the US government and the code for Namie which is a new procurement method of "Namie Town Tablet Distribution Project" in the blog. In this project for the first time as Code for Japan, I would like to develop a case example that will become a model of the Japanese version of the fellowship program with close cooperation with full-fledged local governments. This seems to be a project that becomes the cornerstone for spreading the idea of ​​"for both think and create together" across the country of Code for Japan. (Code for Japan Brigade) Good (^ ^) About Namie Town and Government's System Procurement (Fumi Yamazaki) Procurement Reform to Change in Open Process (Code for Japan Representative, Sekiyuki (Hal Seki) / Slide) Jennifer · Parca "Making a better government with coding" (Read Japanese subtitles) Code for America ~ 5th year of scale expansion and international expansion Tech public service · program (8 / 16,2013 Hiroyasu Ichikawa / Hyundai Business) Code for Sapporo (Sapporo City Community)

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The man who lives within 20 km of nuclear power sequel - Return to the Zone: Safecast & Matsumura

Naoto Matsumura, a man living within 20 km of nuclear power plant. It is the hero of the documentary "Alone In The Zone" released by VICE JAPAN in March 2013. He is a man who remained in Tomioka-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture alone, to take care of the animals left behind in the townspeople evacuated to the people as a result of the Great East Japan great earthquake disaster. Three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Joe Moros of Mr. Joe Moros and a VICE staff member of a hacker group "Safecast" that makes use of his own creator counter and crowdsource have visited Mr. Matsumura's house to set up a Geiger counter. Mr. Naoto Matsumura was okay with good energy. Unfortunately, one ostrich seems to have died recently, but with the remaining ostrich, dog and cat we are greeting visitors. Mr. Naoto Matsumura (Alone in the Zone) (Nobuyuki Kokai) Naoto Matsumura (Facebook) Currently, it is active, is not it? Living in a warning area ~ Battle of Naoto Matsumura ~ (NPO corporation "Gambare Fukushima blog) within 20 KM from nuclear power plant! "SAFECAST" delivers a Geiger counter to Naoto Matsumura living with animals at Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture What is the real intention to deliver Geiger counter? (VICE)

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In a mature society the information opens neatly

The documentary movie "Safety after 100,000 years" (English title: Into Eternity) is a movie dealing with radioactive waste disposal of 2010 production. In addition to ensuring the safety that occurs 100 years later when the radioactive waste disposal facility (Oncolo) on Orkiluoto Island in Finland (Eurajoki) becomes full of waste, it will take 100,000 years to reach a safe level It is a documentary movie that tells the difficulty of communicating the dangers of radioactive waste that are considered to human beings and intelligent life forms of future generations. Three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, openly disclose facts and data about nuclear power generation and nuclear policy, not stereotyped slogans and emotional feelings, calmly securing transparency, more than anything, advanced technologies and nuclear power policies of the world It is necessary to have courage and agreement to adopt about. Energy policy has 100% correct policy and there is no correct answer. If you change the situation such as innovation and breakthrough, you can quickly review it. I think that is a mature democratic society. For this documentary movie, I agree with the nuclear power plant, and the opposite person is also a must-see. I would like Japan to be able to produce such documents such as information disclosure, transparency and democracy. Director Michael Madsen has no political intention in this movie and avoids directing that is likely to be found in environmental documentaries. "Fukushima nuclear power plant will be on-ground on the ground" Interview with Madsen Director (2013/11/18 webDICE) Nuclear power generation (Wikipedia) Democracy can be said to be the worst form of politics. (Nobuyuki Kokai) Necessity and importance of debate

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