TodayApril 16, 2022

After the earthquake, Tsunami, the Japanese people are freezing and hungry

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.

Driving the Nation

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, talk about the crisis in Japan.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.