Japanese Prime Minister Confident of The Rebuilding Efforts
There is no doubt that the Great East Japan earthquake has not only captured the attention of millions of people around the world but has also resulted in contributions in terms of money and manpower to help in the rescue efforts.
While it is unquestionable that the earthquake has almost brought the nation to its knees, the subsequent successful rescue effort has moved on to the next stage of rebuilding the nation. This is what the Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, told his fellow citizens almost three weeks after the disaster struck Japan in the most catastrophic manner possible.
The grim reality of almost 16000 people who continue to be missing has hit home. Japanese and United States military troops have joined hands in conducting a three-day search to find those who are missing by using airplanes, ships, and divers to comb the ocean for any possible survivors.
At another level altogether, the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant has caused ripples around the world. Firefighters and engineers are braving dangerous conditions in order to stabilize the plant as radioactive water continues to leak from one of its reactors.
The Japanese Prime Minister is confident despite the fact that some Japanese live and the fiscal health of the country is at stake. The Parliament has already put together a supplementary budget towards long-term reconstruction. And in the hope that despite the odds, Japan is assured of a brighter and stronger future ahead of them.