Today Japan renewed her grief over the catastrophe she had experienced six months ago. 54% of debris is cleared away from the original site, but the majority is just piled up in the temporary dump areas. Only 8 % of the submerged farming fields is now back for farming. Small businesses are still struggling to survive. In the radiation affected areas, many residents were still in exile and do not know when they can return home. It is still long way for decontamination and disposal of radioactive debris. Good news is, provisional cooling water recycle system is now functioning properly and two reactors are now under 100 degree centigrade. The construction of covering structure to prevent further diffusion has started.
In general, Japanese tend to regard the Earthquake & Tsunami as warning from Nature. Our basic philosophy is to live with Nature. It is no use to quarrel with her. The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi has shuttered down the so-to-speak “safety myth” of Japanese nuclear plants. People are disappointed with the slow actions of the Government. We hope the new prime minister Noda will speed up and show leadership for early recovery.