Shalom Life | January 28, 2015

Japan Turns to Israel in Tsunami Aftermath

Israeli experts sought to help Fukushima rehabilitation

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: July 6th, 2012 in Business » World

Japan Turns to Israel in Tsunami Aftermath

Over a year since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that left over 15,000 in Japan dead in addition to more than 6,000 people injured and 3,000 missing, Japan is turning to Israel to help rehabilitate the city of Fukushima, which was hit particularly hard by the event, according to Ynet.

Fukushima was destroyed by the natural disaster as the massive tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, caused a local nuclear reactor meltdown within the city.

Radiation levels inside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant grew up to 1,000 times normal levels while outside the plant, radiation levels reached eight times the normal levels, resulting in a state of emergency.

At the time, Israel was one of the first countries to come to Japan's aid, sending a medical team along with a shipment of crucial emergency items, including portable toilets, blankets, winter coats and gloves to an area of devastation near the Fukushima nuclear reactor site.

According to a report, the project to rehabilitate Fukushima is in need of cleanteach experts, especially in the field of recycling and water management.

The Japanese company in charge of rehabilitation efforts has sent a delegation to meet with Israeli experts in the field, looking for local entrepreneurs who would be willing to take on the task.

Lior Daerl, the Japanese's company liaison in Israel told Ynet that the Israeli companies that become partners in the project will receive tax breaks of up to NIS 50 million (almost $13 million in Canadian currency).

@CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral @CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral TrendingTel Aviv Brasserie Named World's Best Designed Restaurant Tel Aviv Brasserie Named World's Best Designed Restaurant TrendingStartup Club: Forewards Startup Club: Forewards Trending
 

Drake, Leonard Cohen, Chromeo Nominated for Juno Awards

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake, Leonard Cohen, Chromeo Nominated for Juno Awards

The nominees for the 2015 Juno Awards were announced in Toronto on Tuesday

Read More

Chelsea Handler Filming Secret Project in Israel?

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Chelsea Handler Filming Secret Project in Israel?

The comedian is currently in the Holy Land shooting something in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Read More

Dennis Rodman Has Personally Invited Seth Rogen to See North Korea

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Dennis Rodman Has Personally Invited Seth Rogen to See North Korea

The former basketball player spoke with The Hollywood reporter about 'The Interview'.

Read More

‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant

January 27, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
‘American Sniper’ Comments Get Seth Rogen and Michael Moore Banned From Michigan Restaurant

The Hollywood stars are no longer welcome at Brann's Sizzling Steaks and Sports Bar

Read More

@CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral

January 27, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
@CrazyJewishMom Instagram Account Goes Viral

Kate Siegel posts all the cooky and overprotective advice her mother gives her to the enjoyment of her 160k followers

Read More

Joe Rotman, Toronto Businessman, Philanthropist, and Icon, Dead at 80

January 27, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Joe Rotman, Toronto Businessman, Philanthropist, and Icon, Dead at 80

"He was one of those rare leaders who dedicated much of his time, business acumen and personal wealth toward a wide range of philanthropic endeavours"

Read More

During Return to Auschwitz, Israeli Admits He's Part of 'Last Generation' of Holocaust Survivors

January 27, 2015 | By Ahiya Raved
During Return to Auschwitz, Israeli Admits He's Part of 'Last Generation' of Holocaust Survivors

"It is the last time that we will be able to tell our story and pass it on to future generations, because there are not many people left to tell it"

Read More

Steven Spielberg Holds Special Reception for 100 Holocaust Survivors From Around the World

January 27, 2015 | By ShalomLife Team
Steven Spielberg Holds Special Reception for 100 Holocaust Survivors From Around the World

"We need to be preserving places like Auschwitz so people can see for themselves how evil ideologies can become tangible acts of murder"

Read More

More Headlines