The Diplomat: Report from the Japanese Quake Zone

13.03.11

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Earthquake and tsunami damage in Dai Ichi, Japan

Earthquake and tsunami damage in Japan. DigitalGlobe photo.

by DAVID AXE

The Diplomat blogger David McNeill has reached northeastern Japan’s quake zone. The editors have posted an interview with McNeill:

Q: Where are you now?

A: Right now we’re in Sendai. We’re heading north to the town of Minamisanriku, which I know you’ve heard of. It’s basically been wiped out by the tsunami, but we’re going to get as close as we can. We’re told that the roads are at least partially blocked, either by falling objects or police who have set up a perimeter. So we don’t now how close we’re going to be able to get. Last night we stayed in Fukushima, about 30 kilometers from the nuclear power plant.

Read the rest at The Diplomat.

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2 Responses to “The Diplomat: Report from the Japanese Quake Zone”

  1. Mithras says:

    The photo caption says, “Earthquake and tsunami damage in Dai Ichi, Japan.” Is that supposed to read “at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant”? I thought Daiichi just meant “Number 2″.

  2. Kyle Mizokami says:

    Looks like it’s been corrected. Anyway:

    “ichi” = 1
    “ni” = 2

    “Dai” means big or great.

    So, Fukushima Daiichi plant: Fukushima Great #1.

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