Japan: Snaphot May 10

10 years ago by in Japan

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 14,949 have been confirmed dead, while 9,880 are missing.

An engineer has suggested older volunteers should spare the young the task of working at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Ishinomaki suffers from a new problem seen by earthquake survivors: daily tidal flooding.

ECONOMY

Investor and technology expert Joi Ito is working to build the profile of LinkedIn in Japan.

Gas may replace nuclear power as the preferred energy to some extent in Japan.

The Nikkei fell 0.2 percent Tuesday.

EXCHANGE

The dollar was worth ¥80.59 on Tuesday.

LIGHT

Japanese pop outfit Perfume may get a global breakthrough after their song Polyrhythm was chosen for the soundtrack of Pixar’s Cars 2.