Apparently the largest Earthquake ever in Japan and a couple of leaky nuclear reactors don’t warrant news coverage on a Saturday evening. Check it out, after dinner I turned on the TV hungry to find out what the latest news is concerning the very troubling Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Flipped through all availible channels multiple times and could not find a single channel covering any news. Maybe I just missed the NHK coverage because when I was watching they were covering the High school baseball tounament that has started. Apparently that was the main news story because that is what the program finished on…
Guess we don’t want to ruin everybody’s weekend with fallout from bad news…. (pun intended)
Here is what I did find on tv.
A monkey, the Shimura Ken animal program.
NHK started playing a Samurai drama right after the news.
NHK education channel a week ago was non-stop news about the disaster, now the Chinese language program is back on air.
Travel program of somekind.
The “Big Daddy” show. a program about large familys, I think this guy has 12 kids.
And that was all I could find. Thank God for the internet at least I can get news when I want it that way.
Speaking of internet. I have been following a feed on Facebook created by my old friend Kyle called Fukushima Reactor feed. He has been doing a great job of translating the NHK news and keeping everyone uptodate with the latest news concerning the unfolding events there. He has put together a great list of charity orginazations and other ways people can volunteer and help during this crisis. I will repost the list he has made here, check it out.
Kyle Drubek created a doc “Ways for all of us to help disaster survivors.”.
PEACE WINDS JAPAN
Link for credit card donation on site.
US RED CROSS you can see them on facebook too.
US issued credit cards only.
CANADIAN RED CROSS
RED CROSS JAPAN
For easy donations at Family mart use the ticket vending machine!
You can use also Google Checkout or Itunes to do it!
A further list of organizations and their activities
FOR NON-MONETARY DONATIONS OR VOLUNTEER WORK:
Help by housing evacuees:
Supply donations and volunteer help through Tokyo International School:
Supply donations and volunteer help through Foreign Volunteers Japan:
Peace Boat is cooking 500 meals a day in Ishinomaki, Miyagi. donation/volunteer details here:http://www.peaceboat.org/english/index.php?page=view&nr=19&type=22&menu=62