By Fran Katigbak
It doesn’t seem like anything remotely close to a reunion would transpire as bodies of the dead pile up in “Reunion” (“Itai Asu e no Tokakan”), last year’s Japanese film release which tackles events based on the aftermath of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. It is one of the 16 contemporary films in this year’s Eiga Sai, with theme focusing on family.
By Pam Pastor
In 2005, three months after the deadly tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries, I was sent to Thailand to cover its relief and recovery efforts.
By Luis Carlo San Juan
After the earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan in March 2011, the country didn’t just want to reconstruct; it wanted to improve.
By Anne A. Jambora
“The Japanese government has been heavily criticized for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. But has anyone ever thought of telling the story of the positive contribution of technology to the disaster?” said filmmaker Hiroshi Nakazawa.
By Antonio C. Hila
LAST MARCH’S devastating earthquake and tsunami shocked the world. Among those affected were Filipinos who lived within the hazard zone of the nuclear power plants which suffered meltdown. They had to be repatriated home. At the time, young Japanese pianist Kao Sugata, consulting her mentor Cecile Basilio-Roxas, planned to give a recital this June to [...]