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311 Disaster Update #36 - 5/17/2011


Live at 8pm (JST) on Tue, May 17, 2011, YokosoNews Emergency Weekly Update will talk about East Japan Great Disaster and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant incident. In this week, we'll introduce another volunteer trip to Miyagi, anti-nuclear demonstration is happening in many places in Japan, and the latest weekly summary of Tsunami, Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.


In this week

* Program is subject to change.

1. April Perkinson, the volunteer trip to Miyagi

April Perkinson, English and music instructor living in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, organized the volunteer trip to Kogane-hama, Ishinomaki, Miyagi.

She shared her story - how she was able to put together a group of 20 people from 7 nationalities, raised money, bought and organize the transportation in 9 days; get in touch with the local church group to set up the location; drove to Ishinomaki and held the BBQ lunch.

2. Anti-nuclear demonstration in Iwaki, Fukushima

Taka, professional videogapher, lives in Iwaki, Fukushima which is located on the south of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants.

He recently launched the Japanese website "i-Breeze IWAKI" to spread the small news from Iwaki, Fukushima. He will explain how he spent the first one month since March 11 in Fukushima.

Last weekend on May 15, 2011, he went to cover the anti-nuclear rally in Iwaki, Fukushima.

3. Weekly news update

TEPCO has admitted that the reactor 1, 2 and 3 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may potentially experienced meldown. The fuel rods could be melted down.

The voluntary evacuation led the young kids and pregnant mothers to leave Iitate, Fukushima.

The reconstruction effort of Tohoku (North Japan) over 311 Earthquake and Tsunami.



Watch live cast at YokosoNews.tv

While you wait for the live cast, you can watch the archive of previous broadcast.



Date & Time

Tuesdat, May, 17, 2011
8:00pm~11:00pm (Japan Standard Time)

* The program is subject to change, postpond or cancel at the last min.


Local times

Location Week Date Time
USA/Pacific Tuesday 5/17/2011 4:00am~
USA/Central Tuesday 5/17/2011 6:00am~
USA/Estern Tuesday 5/17/2011 7:00am~
Sao Paulo Tuesday 5/17/2011 8:00am~
London Tuesday 5/17/2011 12:00pm~
Madrid Tuesday 5/17/2011 1:00pm~
Paris Tuesday 5/17/2011 1:00pm~
Kuwait Tuesday 5/17/2011 2:00pm~
Moscow Tuesday 5/17/2011 3:00pm~
Mumbai Tuesday 5/17/2011 4:30pm~
Bangkok Tuesday 5/17/2011 6:00pm~
Singapore Tuesday 5/17/2011 7:00pm~
Sydney Tuesday 5/17/2011 9:00pm~

Click here for the extended list.

Other online TV news source from Japan

Previous Archives

Archive videos of YokosoNews' emergency broadcast for 311 Earthuake and Fukushima incident (Ustream)

Fukushima Live Cams

Press Conference Live Casts

Live feeds of TEPCO and other press conference provided by independent journalists in Japan in Japanese


Katz Ueno
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