01 Apr '11, 6am

20 days later: Nirmal Ghosh visits the coast of north-east Japan

20 days later: Nirmal Ghosh visits the coast of north-east Japan

Much of this has been brought to the world already by the news media since March 11. But as the focus remains on the slow-burning and dangerous crisis of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, the sight of the elderly men around their fire in the open on a frigid night, surrounded by the sad detritus of the village, was a reminder of the human cost the triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear – has already wrought, and the vast task ahead not just in terms of rehabilitating people, but cleaning up after the tsunami.

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/4/1/20-days-later

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