March 16, 2011 – Japan is slow to the mark. Five days after the earthquake, the Tsunami and the nuclear shutdown, bordering on a meltdown. Five days, and Japan has finally asked China for 53 tons of Boric acid to put on the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.
In the meantime Johnathon Watts from the Guardian is reporting that 430,000 Japanese are in a shelter in Northern Japan, Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture. After a massive earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis, many people made homeless are now facing icy weather, with temperatures forecast to plunge to “5C (23F) with little, if any, food, fuel and blankets. Even my friends in Japan are astonished that these people have not gotten basic necessities.
Listen as John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talk about the crisis in Japan.