On March 11, 2011, Northeast Japan was hit by the most powerful recorded earthquake (9.0) in that country's history, which in turn, unleashed a tsunami of equally epic proportions. As of this writing, the estimated death toll has reached more than 15,000 and another 9,000 are still missing, with more than 110,000 people now living in relocation facilities such as gyms and public facilities. To further complicate matters, the catastrophe also unleashed an ongoing series of dangerous radioactive events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This is expected to cause untold health issues and economic hardship to the region far into the foreseeable future. In short, this combination natural/man-made disaster is without precedent in human history. In response, governments as well as individuals worldwide have jumped into the fray to offer economic and other sustenance to the Japanese people.
Our own particular response to this catastrophe is this Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief jazz CD. All proceeds go to Japanese earthquake-tsunami relief.comments powered by Disqus
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