Pictures from Disaster Zone in Japan

Pictures from Disaster Zone in Japan

The Japanese Workers Cooperative Union in Sendai.  They are involved in the hard work of recovery from the disaster on March 11th, 2011.

Nagato Yuzo (President JWCU), Takako Tsuchiya (translator), Wade, Toru Fujita (JWCU Vice-preisdent), and Ken Yamazki (Japan Labor Institute)

Manager at a nearby cafe that is part of JWCU

Yoko, manager of recovery for JWCU from Sendai

recovery office in Sendai

These are the images from Ishinomaki, an area hit hard by the disaster.

Memorial for lives that were lost.

Paper mill at the edge of where the tsunami hit.

the high water mark

Japanese disaster numbering system

another memorial

more of the numbering system

Looks like the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans after Katrina

a memorial for a child lost

debris and abandonment

Editor of the Ishinomaki paper

school water fountains twisted by tsunami and cemetery still standing

temporary housing for 100 families

more temporary housing

These are pictures from Onagawa, another area hard hit.

buildings still turned over on the beach

large temporary housing on a former baseball field

beach being cleared


overturned building

another view of the temporary housing

more of the housing

Meal Prepared by the Power of Gaga

Eating with the cooks.

Wade and Ken with the people from Power of Gaga.

Wade with Bihoro key leaders.

Maps of the big plans of big development plans of Worker Co-op Bihoro in Onagawa

Bihoro’s very efficient small office