Yesterday was the 3rd Anniversary of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the Tōhoku region. It is important to remember that there are still hundreds of thousands of people displaced and living in temporary accommodation, unable to return to their homes. Many have been affected by radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor meltdown and residents in the areas cleared for habitation will need to continue to monitor their health for years to come. The food chain has also been affected with radioactive waste water being detected flowing into the pacific, and with soil contamination affecting crops and livestock production.
Here in Brisbane, it is difficult to imagine what people are going through but a number of local businesses and community groups are doing their part to help raise funds for the recovery effort.
In particular, Taro’s Ramen & Cafe at 363 Adelaide Street in Brisbane is donating $1 from every bowl of Ramen served from March 9 – 15 to support Orphans of the disaster. I recommend Tonkotsu Ramen.