Today marks the 3rd Anniversary of the Earthquake-Tsunami Disaster in Eastern Japan. While the recovery effort continues in the affected regiongs, it is important to remember those who passed away, those who were injured, and those who lost their homes. The effect has been felt, not only in the region, but across the whole country. I would like to share this video, which includes the story of Taylor Anderson, one of the two JETs who were killed in the disaster. The video, as a whole, was one of the most powerful representations of the effect of the disaster.
This week, there is a new section of links, ‘日本語’, which will include article in Japanese, some of which are and will continue to be Japanese versions of a subset of the English links. I hope some people try them out. Tomorrow, I intend to post a report about the last 12 weeks of the links articles, as a way of sharing information about what you are reading, as a whole.
As always, please let us know if you have any suggestions. All articles and opinions are presented as-is and do not necessarily reflect the personal opinions of the PAs, Shimane Prefecture, or the JET Programme.
- Japan Marks 3rd Anniversary of Tohoko Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster
- JAL Voted Most Reliable Airline In The World
- 7 High School Children Face Charges Over Classmates Suicide
- Japanese Government To Consider New Public Holiday
- Japan Announces Plan To Halve Blue-Fin Tuna Catches
- Akira Kano Wins Paralympic Gold
- ‘Japanese Only’ Banner Scandal Hits J-League
- 5 Reasons Foreigners Can Find It Difficult To Make Japanese Friends
- Bad Table Manners Japanese People Can’t Stand
- Japanese People’s Experiences With Crime
- Testing Katakana English Words On Native English Speakers [Video]
- Narita Airport’s Troubled Past
- Homepage For The Resort Pictured To The Right
- Are Native Speakers Necessary For English Education in Japan?
- Why Japanese Education Succeeds: Amae, Stress, & Perseverance
- Patience Running Out Among Japan’s Disaster Refugees
- New Uniform For Skymark Flight Attendants Strikes Controversy
- Why Ineffective Teachers Matter
- All-Genre Focus Is Key To Art Fair Tokyo’s Success
- AKB48 Seeks Adult Talent To Reach Wider Audience
- Ghibli Co-Founder Toshio Suzuki Retires As Producer
- Kadokawa To Release Comics Online, For Free, In 3 Languages
Food & Drink
- Tokyo Cafe Adds 2 Ice-Cream Cones To Its Sundaes
- Raaa: The Most Appropriate Name For A Habanero Pepper Flavored 34% Alcohol Drink
- Simple Tempura Recipe
- 嘘をつく子供[My Child Lied To Me]
- 外国人入国者1125万人で最高 [International Visitors To Japan Hit 11.25 Million Last Year]
- 東日本大震災から3年 避難生活、今なお26万7千人 [3 Years Since The Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster; 267,000 People Still Refugees]
- AKB48が30歳以上のメンバー ”大人のAKB48″を募集 [AKB48 Searching For A Member Over 30 Years Old]
- 浦和戦垂れ幕、掲示人物「差別的な意図ない」 [Person Who Put Up Banner At Urawa Game Allegedly Says They Did Not Mean It To Be Discriminatory]
- 犯罪にすいての本音・実態調査 [The Truth And Reality of Crime]
- New App To Allow Speed-Reading Of Up To 1,000 Words Per Minute
- 29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About
Finally, my personal top 3 Japanese words of the last week were:
Wishing you all a very relaxing week!