Showing posts from April, 2011

Going Backward

More than a month down the line, Japan is taking back ordinary life, except the afflicted areas. People in casual suites enjoy their lives amid the crowd of Tokyo, behaving as nothing happened before; things, however, may be changing faster than any of us think. Just after the Eastern-half of Japan had experienced the Tohoku-Earthquake on March 11th, 2011, Tokyo-Sky-Tree, the tallest building in East Asia, surpassed 600 meters. Amid such darkened days, Tokyoites found some kind of hope in the tower. During such time, Tokyo governor's election was on the run, and Shintaro Ishihara, the previous governor who's experienced three times of the position, was elected again despite the fact that he has said that the earthquake was a divine punishment. Especially, people in the afflicted areas were upset by his win in the election. One of the major reason he has won it was because of the his long-time experience of the position, and people in Tokyo let him take the helm to lead the m