Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life style around nuclear reactors in Japan.

Photo story around the nuclear reactors.
According the Japan nuclear technology as manufacture to energy and nuclear energy program first commercial nuclear power reactor build at Mihama, Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture in 1970. Fukui prefecture is main prefecture is manufacturing commercial nuclear energy in Japan and there have 14 nuclear reactors. Japan first prototype MOX fuel fast-breeder, Monju nuclear reactor and most of nuclear power plants run by Kansai Electric Power Company and who manufacturing nuclear energy for Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe prefectures. 
Japan is the third largest nuclear energy user in the world and Japan has 54 nuclear reactors. Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant accident following massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami Japan never declared nuclear emergency since 1970. This is first time a big accident occurred and nuclear emergency declared by government and about 140,000 thousand residence who live within 20 kilometers around the nuclear plant evacuated. Residents living between 20 and 30 km from the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are being urged to "voluntarily evacuate" amid difficulties in obtaining daily necessities and the possibility of further radiation leaks, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Friday March 25,2011.

However Japan's nuclear industry has reported ten small accidents since 1995. In December 1995, Sodium coolant leaked at first prototype fast-breeder Monju nuclear reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture, causing of accident shut down and reactive 14 years after on May 6, 2010.

Following accident of Fukushima plant Fukui people much more worried about nuclear power plant which locates their prefecture.

This is the pictures story of people life style who live around the nuclear power plants in Fukui prefecture.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japanese exhibit traditional paper costume

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A Japanese woman wear kimono and walks next to the traditional paper (washi) kimono dressed model during the fashion exhibition of Japanese traditional costume at Udatsu Paper and Craft Museum in Echizen city, Fukui Prefecture about 293 kilometers (182 miles) west Tokyo on March 23, 2011.
All of exhibit Kimonos, Hakama and Samurai dresses which made by hand use the Japanese traditional paper, Washi. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/ Street Photo Gallery.844Y4536)

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japan battle to cool down nuclear plant

People start evacuated for their safety and said worried about radiation level in Fukushima
Evacuated five families from around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant rest at traditional style hotel in Eiheiji, Fukui prefecture  about 393 kilometres west Tokyo, Japan on March 17, 2011. Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery. 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japanese Buddhist monk sees the radiation level checking detector

A Japanese Buddhist monk, Tanaka Tokuun (36) right, who was evacuated from Fukushima prefecture, sees the detector of inspect the level of radiation in the air at evacuation people stay hotel at Eiheiji city in Fukui prefecture about 293.97 kilometres west Tokyo Japan on March 17, 2011.Five  families of evacuated  from around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant  live that hotel.  Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery. 844Y4108

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Student start campaign to provide aid for victims of the Japanese earthquake

Japanese people gather and grant of goods during a school student collecting good for victim of earthquake on March 13 2011, Fukui city about 293.97 kilometres west Tokyo.   Japanese school student start the campaign collect the aid for provide to victims of biggest recorded earthquake and massive tsunami that hit northeastern and eastern regions of country two days ago.
Hundreds of people grant bottles of water, blankets, some health care goods which use of cold weather and money at collecting center in front of the JR station in Fukui city.Photo by- Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery. 844Y3341
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Campaign to provide aid for victims of the Japanese earthquake

A member of Japanese Communist Party holds Japanese language newspaper and stands road side during the party activists collecting fund for support to Massive earthquake and Tsunami effected people on March 12, 2011 in Fukui city, Japan.  
One day after a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 jolted northeastern Japan death amount rise over thousand and around 210,000 people evacuated. Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery 844Y2918
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ume blossoms

A Japanese woman cleans the Ume blossoms garden at Kiyama village in Tsuruga March 5, 2010. Early spring Ume flowers are blooming all over the Japan in March and Ume blossoms are sign of the arrival of spring. Ume has various kinds of colors, such as white, pink, red, yellow and light green. Pic- Buddhika Weerasignhe/Street Photo gallery. 844Y1966
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Monday, March 7, 2011

A lake and empty boat

A small boat floats at the Lake of Suga in Kiyama village, Tsuruga  about 310 kilometres (192 miles) west Tokyo, Japan March 5, 2011. A Suga is one of the lake of the five lake of Mikata and it has mixtures of fresh and saltwater. Pic-Buddhika Weerasingh/Street Photo gallery. 844Y1682

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Japanese students training rowing boat

Mikata high school students training rowing boat on the lake in Wakasa city Tsuruga  about 310 kilometres (192 miles) west Tokyo, Japan March 5, 2011. All island of Japan school tournament of rowing boat will held end of March.Pic- Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery. 844Y2628
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