11. March 2011. Earthquake 9.0. Tsunami. Fukushima. 15,800 dead. 3,200 missing. 120,00 buildings destroyed and hundreds of thousands damaged.
May 2012. Residents devise geothermal power-generation system that uses water from the hot springs for energy. Fukushima evacuees survive deadly tornado. Reconstruction of facilities at vocational high schools in the disaster-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima have been delayed.
I have heard radically conflicting reports on the fallout and potential effects of the tsunami on the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but one thing is certain: thousands of people were removed from their homes and jobs because of it. New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, an anthology of stories, poems and art from over 60 contributors (including me) is a way for writers and artists to share their work and readers to enjoy it while offering assistance to those in need. Every penny raised goes directly to the Japanese Red Cross. The anthology will launch in Kindle in June. Ebooks and physical books will launch in September.
Lisa Scullard of akaVoodooSpice created this trailer. Original song is by Daniel Christian.