May 28, 2016

Five Years since Fukushima Nuclear Accident - Conveying Sympathy

Five Years since Fukushima Nuclear Accident - Conveying Sympathy
Five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Japan. A campaign called Bridging Feelings was held from March 1 to March 14, 2016, to convey sympathy to people who have been engage...
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