2012年10月31日水曜日

"25% of Tohoku Reconstruction Funds Spent On Unrelated Projects"

"About a quarter of the 11.7 trillion yen budget for reconstruction after the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster has been spent on unrelated projects, including subsidies for a contact lens factory and research whaling, a Japanese government report shows." reports Japan Today website.


Temporary housing in Minami Sanriku (Souce: the Atlantic, May 9, 2011)

"The audit documents buttressed complaints over shortcomings in the reconstruction effort. More than half the 11.7 trillion yen budget is yet to be disbursed, stalled by indecision and bureaucracy, while nearly all of the 340,000 people evacuated from the disaster zone remain uncertain whether, when and how they will ever resettle."



Deserted streets of Minami-Soma (source: Japan Times,  April 9, 2011)



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