11. March 2011. Earthquake 9.0. Tsunami. Fukushima. 15,800 dead. 3,200 missing. 120,00 buildings destroyed and hundreds of thousands damaged.
11 March 2012. Still no answers on food safety in Fukushima. Still no end to the trauma.
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. Fukushima farmers plant rice, and pray.
Still so much to do. Don’t forget Fukushima. Pray, hope, innovate.
One of the projects I have been involved with is New Sun Rising. Its been a huge undertaking ensuring that the 60+ contributors work has been edited and laid out in an anthology which will both raise the awareness of the plight of those still suffering in Japan, but to add funds to the many desperately needed projects underway.
New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, will launch in kindle in June. ebooks and physical books will launch in September. Every penny raised goes directly to the Japanese Red Cross.
Please share this post and book trailer with everyone you know.
A huge thank you to Lisa Scullard of akaVoodooSpice for creating this beautiful youtube book trailer leading up to the launch. How hauntingly beautiful is the song, gifted to us by Daniel Christian?