TEPCO is reporting that up to 57 tons of radioactive water has leaked from storage tanks at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. They've been monitoring groundwater contamination and so far there isn't any, leading people like me to ask, "How in the hell not?" Green Peace is the first environmental watchdog group to harshly criticize the Japanese government about this latest incident, but I'm sure they won't be the last.
Spitz has been forced to cancel their May 24th & 25th performances-- just hours before they were scheduled to start-- due to Kusano Masamune’s poor health. The 43 year-old Masamune is said to have contracted an "acute upper respiratory infection" but his general well-being has been in question since the group cancelled 4 of its April performances to give Masamune time to recover from an "acute stress disorder" brought on by the Tohoku disaster. Sounds fishy to me.
The Japanese government lodged a protest with South Korea on Wednesday over visits made by some South Korean officials to a few disputed islands. It's just the latest jab in the" all your island are belong to us" ongoing dispute in the Pacific.