The disasters took place one month ago, so it’s not surprising the pressure is mounting for the Japanese government to devise a master plan for recovery. According to the Nikkei news article’s headline: Recovery Blueprint Needed – Soon. Since this is a subscription service, I cannot link to the full text article. The key point here is:
Japan must quickly present to the rest of the world its blueprint for how the country will rebuilding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami a month ago and stabilize the troubled …nuclear plants.
The disaster has dealt a sever blow to Japan’s globalization efforts. the quake and the nuclear crisis cared away foreign tourists...
Reconstruction can and should be more than just restoring things to their previous conditions. With creativity, the disaster could be an opportunity to enhance Japan’s strength.
Other reports have indicated that many Japanese businesses are hobbled due to the outflow of foreign workers. Plus, the many homeless citizens are growing despondent about a lengthy stay in shelters.
Thanks to Phil Palin for pointing out the Nikkei article.
- Sendai, Japan Disaster – updates on economic and financial aspects (recoverydiva.com)
- Disasters Reverse Local Japan Recovery, Report Shows – Wall Street Journal (news.google.com)