Posts Tagged “Japan”
A growing number of adults in the developed countries are choosing not to have children even if they could. Adults are opting to live the more care-free, less expensive life without burden of babies. Global birth rates have dropped almost by half from 1950′s to now (UNdata).
Great Eastern Japan Earthquake hit a month ago on Friday, 11th of March. Triggering a tsunami, it struck hard several nuclear reactors at the Fukushima I powerplant. Since then workers at the plant have struggled to cool down the nuclear cores. Slow-news-day.net picked a few pictures from the past month depicting some of the events [...]
Heavy metal giganotosaurus Iron Maiden was supposed to play in Tokyo on the 12th and 13th of March. For obvious reasons both shows were cancelled. To help victims of the disaster Iron Maiden is now selling the Japanese event t-shirts on their web shop and donating the proceeds for the Japanese Red Cross. The event [...]
Satellite image shows damage in reactors 1 through 4. The fourth one is on the left hand side. Reactors 5 and 6 are the ones that are intact on the right hand side of the picture. It’s been reported that situation in those reactors is under control. Click the image to see it in full [...]
Two days after the explosion in reactor 1 building in Fukushima I power plant, the building of reactor 3 gave up on March 14th. Here’s a couple of images via DigitalGlobe’s satellite. According to DigitalGlobe the pictures have been taken three minutes after the explosion. At the reactors 2 and 4 things would get out [...]
Earthquakes and tsunami hammered Japan in March 11th 2011. Since then there’s been a nuclear emergency in Fukushima I power plant. Here’s some satellite pictures from March 12th and 13th. Click the image to see it full size.
Japanese skyscrapers sway to absorb the power of earthquakes. Though the devastation in Japan is terrible, it’s safe to say, that the situation would be much worse without the strict japanese building codes. More about ingenious japanese construction in article by The New York Times. Here’s what it looked like when skyscrapers took the hit [...]