Assessing needs in Iwanuma city
Our colleagues at Friends of the Earth Japan are writing a blog on life after the earthquake and tsunami. They will be documenting how they, and fellow citizens, are rebuilding their lives and addressing some of the issues that have arisen as the country recovers from its biggest crisis since World War II.
On March 31, one of our staff members went to Iwanuma city, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the areas most affected by the tsunami to grasp the needs on the ground.
Those needs are still being assessed, but here are some photos of the devastation in Iwanuma City.
The remains of a road.
Paddy fields remain strewn with rubble and salt damage could harm future rice production.
These trees used to form a disaster-prevention forest, but were felled by
Three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami happened, Sendai Airport (in Miyagi Prefecture) has reopened. We hope this will facilitate relief work and put forward the reconstruction.