In March of this year a devastating tsunami hit northern Japan, killing more than 15,000 people. Over 9,000 are still missing. More than 116,000 people are living in shelters where they need food, and access to basic sanitation and medication. There are plans to build 100,000 temporary homes.
To add to Japan’s woes, over 58 million acres of farmland were covered by seawater. The process to remove the salt has begun, but it could take up to three years. Worse still is the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the safety of the nuclear power plants. The damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will be closed by the end of the year but a recent attempt to restore the cooling system was suspended because nuclear fuel rods had damaged their containment vessel, causing 3,000 tons of contaminated water to escape.
As a Japanese inspired restaurant and employer of Japanese staff we would like to show our support in these difficult times.Continue reading about Support for Japan