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Today at 2:46 we had a minute of silence
in respect for all the lives that were taken
in exactly week ago .
so much for the poll .
there are people out there right now
putting their lives in the line.
thank you !:peace:

A female worker at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) plant wrote a blog post about the battle to keep the reactors from overheating, saying the brave workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant were risking their lives to keep the situation under control.
Michiko Otsuki removed the post on Thursday, writing that it was being used in a way she hadn't intended.

"In the midst of the tsunami alarm (last Friday), at 3am in the night when we couldn't even see where we going, we carried on working to restore the reactors from where we were, right by the sea, with the realisation that this could be certain death," she wrote on Tuesday. "The machine that cools the reactor is just by the ocean, and it was wrecked by the tsunami. Everyone worked desperately to try and restore it. Fighting fatigue and empty stomachs, we dragged ourselves back to work. There are many who haven't gotten in touch with their family members, but are facing the present situation and working hard."
She apologized to residents who lived near the reactors, but also noted that workers at the facility were risking their lives to place the crisis under control. "Watching my co-workers putting their lives on the line without a second thought in this situation, I'm proud to be a member of Tepco, and a member of the team behind Fukushima No. 2 reactor," she wrote.
The AP writes that a history of cover-ups and scandals in the country's nuclear energy industry has left the Japanese deeply suspicious of the plants. One worker was told to alter footage sent to regulators so they would not see radioactive steam leaking from the plant. He went public in 2000 and three Tepco execs lost their jobs.
Otsuki was one of 800 workers evacuated from the plant on Monday. Tepco said it expects workers to re-connect cables that will make the plant's cooling system work again today, Bloomberg reports. Tepco said that about 20 people had volunteered to help the skeleton team of workers at the plant, as helicopters began to dump massive amounts of water from the sky to try to cool down the reactors. A core team of workers has been rotating in and out in hopes of reducing their radiation exposure.
"I don't know any other way to say it, but this is like suicide fighters in a war,"





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i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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:iconlilravo13:
lilravo13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Artist
*bows down*
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maru711 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
this is amazing!!! the whole world is praying for Japan and its swift recovery.
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maru711 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
this is amazing!!! the whole world is praying for Japan and its swift recovery.
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Gloria0924 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
sadness but hopeful
I love it so much.
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Ayleana Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
Sending love to all of Japan from Mississippi.
My sister is a nursing student, she has been studying japanesse for the past 4 years because she plans to move to Japan once she is finished with school. When this happened she wished that she was done with school so that she could go volunteer. We respect all of you over there very much, and wish that the USA would learn some things from y'all.
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FreAkiRe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Beautiful =]
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mikikira2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
yeah... i read them too. i'm not studying a lot these days because i'm in front of my pc to read the latest news. even in school i read them from my mobile. i'm really worry. some of my classmates are making fun of me because japan is far away (i'm from greece) from us and they say that there is no reason to worry. they don't care about your condition. they don't think that some people give their lifes for the others (fukushima 50) and that they would never do that. damn them all, they know nothing. i love japan and japanese with all my heart so i don't give a fucking shit about what they think. be safe.
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Expressive.
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Samurai-Akita Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful picture.
Thank you for posting that comment. The situation is so sad and I really admire the brave men!
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AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooooo.......Amazing!!! Your work is really impressive!!!
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Nisayon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Japanese population is giving us a great example of courage and dignity,we all need to learn from them.
Love from Italy.
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Em-Scarlett Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Beautiful.. Lets hope there is still time to save more. x
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chibi-chocolate123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
beautiful shot, sending love to japan
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yubari-gogo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
beautiful picture.

i admire the courage of the japanese.
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Mx3AllTheWay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
they surely didn't deserve this :/
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nioumaru-kun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Photographer
sending <3's to Japan
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Our hearts go out to those who risked their lives to fight for the safety of countless others. Our best wishes will be with them to hope for the success of their most-difficult mission.
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Ethyrial-ink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful words and picture.
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:iconrakki-omamori:
Rakki-Omamori Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful picture
my thoughts are with everyone in Japan and their loved ones.
:love:
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Darkiej Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Realy nice pciture
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happyhappy167 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's gorgeous. :D
Thanx to all those people who are risking their lives for Japan. :love: :teamwork:
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chatwithstar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Truly inspirational!!!!!!! (:
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Eishi-Sasazuka-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this picture!!! I cried when I heard about this and all but bawled when I watched the video footage and saw the pictures. I absolutely love Japan (even though I've never been there) and I'm doing everything in my power to help the people of Japan. I just keep telling myself everything will get better to get myself through the day. IT WILL GET BETTER!!! (my favorite country can't dissapear and be stuck in tragedy forever before I've even been there)
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poisonfay669 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
this is really pretty but i dont know what it says. Is that quote in the artist's coments what it says "I'm sure we'll grow but we'll never bloom again ..." sorry
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Photographer
it actually says "thank you"
:D
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poisonfay669 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
ahhhhhhh makes sence. Im a rambler lol
:blahblah::blahblah::blahblah:
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
本当に大変だったな...
Everything will be okay :3
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mulcahy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ultimate form of love is to die for your nakama....:heart:
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Diinzumo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
My heart breaks for those who suffer in Japan right now.
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mjmoonwalker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Arigatoo :D and.. What is on the right? :D
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samscarb Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
'Kirei na hana wo'

The 're' is very cursively written, so it looks like either three vertical(ish) lines or the word river (川)

Therefore it translates to 'thank you for the beautiful flower'
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sakurascorpion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Wow, those workers still working at the risk of their lives are true heroes. I've heard that they refuse to release their names to the public. Maybe they will always be called the 50 Heroes, or Team 50, or Heroes 50?

That blog makes me want to cry. It must be terrible...I wish them the best of luck. And suicide fighters in a war, that is a wonderfully accurate and heart-wrenching description. Thanks for sharing it.
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TheGreatNinjaBlu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Your photography is just gorgeous, hun. :)
The colors and lighting are wonderful, and I love how you used the blur effect to focus on the lantern(?)
I was wondering what it says...

Thank you also, for posting these pictures with updates about what is happening. I have youtube and other places, but I feel like hearing what is happening over there from someone who actually resides in Japan is a lot more accurate than any internet source. I think if something like this happened to my home I probably wouldn't want to talk about it, so I commend you for your strength and choice to continue posting and reflecting on what is happening...

Such a sad saying at the bottom... To me it feels quite hopeless. Please don't feel that way! Time heals all wounds, and though it's rough now and you might not imagine it ever happening.
I just know Japan will bloom again~:heart:
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xxPeggyBrownxx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
and i'm sure u will bloom again :3
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merasane-griffinclaw Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for keeping us informed. And I hope the plants stabilize today.
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nommingonjelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
may god be with them...

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cold-nostalgia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for all the updates
and the waves of hope and optimism
and thank you for being able to provide beautiful pictures even through this difficult time
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ImmortalShadowAirron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My best of wishes & kindest of prayers go out to everyone in & from Japan. :heart:
Japan is one of my most loved of nations & I'm saddened to see it in such times.... but I know that the courage of the samurai will carry on in all the brave workers & familys that strive to rebuild the nation.
Good luck to you & them.
Your piece of art is really beautiful & touching.
Arigatou gozaimasu!
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FlyingFox7 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Such an amazing emotional picture.
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V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student
Power to Japan! We're praying for you! You can make it! You're gonna do this! Smile until you mean it!
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Jenny-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Theres really nothing I could say that wasnt already pointed out. . .
Either way, im certain that Japan and it´s people are strong enough to rise from this tragedy and honor those whose life was lost

x)
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My respects to the workers
Very beautiful pic ^^
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspiring, my thoughts have been with all of you since this has happened :(
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm not sure how anyone could use that in ways unintended, but it's seriously impressive, incredible and selfless. When I think about it, it gives me chills, and makes me proud to be human, and makes me sad that such sacrifices are even necessary.

I'm very poor, but I'm still folding cranes, and I'm still praying, and I'm still optimistic that this will all sort itself out. My heart is in Japan, with the people who have been so frightfully uprooted.

Many blessings.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I must say, I feel I should thank you as well. Living very far away from both Japan and America the information isn't headlining as much, so your posts on your pictures are a real, personal insight into the situation and not only explains what's happening in the country as time goes by in this past week but it also is a human account and not just a news report. Your pictures and artist's comments have really struck me and made me feel every more anxious to try and help in some way although I don't know what to do.

You've been an important link to the country for me and I thank you for it :heart:

The only thing I can disagree with is your very last quote right at the bottom. I'm not Japanese and I'm not from the country. I know how terrible stricken the country must be although it's hard for me to even fathom that level of destruction. However, I believe that the country will go on to grow from this, but I don't think it's lost it's ability to bloom either. Maybe I'm too optimistic and it's wrong of me to be so in these circumstances, but I feel that these heroic people who literally risk their lives over and over again so that the rest of you can be safe is in itself a way in which the country shows itself able to not only keep on fighting, but also a way to show they will NEVER wither, even when the most terrible of things happen.

I send you and your country all my love and concern. I only wish I could do more :heart:
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Photographer
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LumikkiBlack Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Photographer

amazing shot, I love its soft tones and the focus. Strength to all of you :heart:
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saricia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I worry a lot about Japanese people and I wish you guys the best. Your discipline and self-sacrifice are admirable. I am very sorry for all lives that have been taken away and all people that got a dose of radiation which will influence their future life :( I wish this never happened... :cries:
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Cappippuni Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
These workers at the Fukushima nuclear powerplant are true heroes, risking their lives to avoid an additional disaster in this region.
Good luck, and always have hope! :heart:

Very beautiful photo, btw! :)
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Sakura-Koi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, simply beautiful, a lovely picture as always :heart:
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