Tohoku Trip

A trip around the disaster zone from the Miyagi-Iwate border to the edge of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant evacuation zone.
international earthquake miyagi iwate nuclear Japan disaster fukushima TSUNAMI tohoku
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James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@shinpuren Tomorrow afternoon by the looks of it. Got our application to cover SDF's work rejected at a 'high level' - will find out why 2mo
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@billyj41 was trying to get an interview with someone on Matsushima base to discuss the loss of its F2 fighter trainers. No dice.
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@shinpuren something like that. I knew it was a long shot, but it seemed to have been so close. Changes the character of our trip a lot now
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@billyj41 yeah, maybe it's no good. Still, there is plenty on the civilian side to keep us busy
shinpuren @shinpuren
@jamesinjapan a lot of SDF were flying from around here, maybe could havd them?
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@shinpuren the problem is that the SDF don't really want to talk to foreign media, afaik. Not sure on specifics of our rejection though yet
shinpuren @shinpuren
@jamesinjapan its not like your terrorists for christs sake
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@shinpuren my friend, the one doing all the leg work, is a Japanese guy though. Like I said, I'll find out why tomorrow.
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
Back to Sendai now. Went to Ishinomaki. Most disturbing thing is the emptiness of the tsunami-hit area and how thin gap is between safe zone
Tomomi Harada @fourleafclovert
@jamesinjapan Thank you for supporting us! I'm sorry but may be I lost to see your tweet ? Any way why were you there?
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@RMS08 not volunteering. Mostly to see the damage and try to speak to people.
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@fourleafclovert originally it was to talk to jieitai, but that was rejected. Now we're trying to see for ourselves and talk with whoever
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@fourleafclovert it's nothing much, taking anti-fly and mosquito things as gifts to hinanjo if possible
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
Sendai peeps: any bar suggestions in Kokubunjicho (?)
James Simpson @jamesinjapan
@gregharbin yeah, We're combing the place. Reminds me of Sakae, Nagoya
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