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    Posted February 29, 2012 by
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    Japan one year later: What’s changed?

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    3.11 - Tokyo, One Year On...

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     felixlace interviewed some people on the street in Tokyo in February 2011 about the upcoming anniversary of the Japan earthquake. While many said life had moved on, the people in his video are frank about how they feel. 'The sentiment, like that of Japan in general, is dark,' he said. 'Nobody really trusts anything the government says anymore as they dropped the ball..."
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    iReporter Felix Lace examining life in Tokyo, one year after the triple disaster (Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis) of 11 March 2011.

    In this video, one can see that life in Tokyo, despite a few cosmetic changes (i.e., the famous Neon on Tokyo is somewhat diminished), has pressed ahead.

    For most people it is business as usual.

    However, given the fact that the crippled Fukushima Daichi Nuclear power-plant has yet to be fully brought under control and a new report from Tokyo University has forecast a new (and major) quake will hit the region within four years, many are still very tense.

    Moreover, new information is just coming to light, including the fact that there were major issues with the chain of command (within the Japanese government ) in the days following the disaster.

    Moreover, it has come out that the possibility of evacuating Tokyo (the largest city on Earth) was on the table at one point.

    In this iReport, we also talk with everyday Japanese citizens and see how life has changed in Tokyo and how it has stayed the same.

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