Wednesday, March 07, 2012

One Year On - Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami


This Sunday, March 11, marks the one year anniversary of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that caused massive destruction and loss of life in Japan. 

The terrifying waves left 19,000 dead and missing and tens of thousands more destitute. 

In addition, the earthquake and tsunami triggered the biggest nuclear crisis since Chernobyl when three reactors at the nearby Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down. 

This fall out sparked mass evacuations, leaving large areas ghost towns to this day. Unlike the immediate impacts of the natural disasters the casualties of the fall out will continue for decades to come. 

Many lost their entire families, become alone and homeless. Still the Japanese of gaman, meaning to endure the unendurable, survives, and will eventually allow those affected to hopefully get back on their feet.  

The clean up and restoration of life in Japan to what it once was is far from over. If you would like to help by donating money to the Global Living Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund. 


Latest from GOLD104.3

  • Latest Traffic

What's Hot

Australian Journo Caught Touching MH17 Victims' Belongings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ABC is under fire after after repoter Phil Williams was shown touching the belongings of MH17 victims at the crash site in Ukraine.


Win Cash with GOLD104.3's Secret Supergroup

Friday, July 11, 2014

Listen right across the day, guess who’s in our Secret Supergroup and you could be going home with the cash. Click here to find out more


Daily Podcast - 23 July

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We chat with ex Melrose Place star Grant Show, Offspring star Eddie Perfect and Brig reveals how she got into a concert without her ticket.


Guilty Dog Apologises For Stealing Baby's Toys

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's the video that's gone viral and when you see Charlie the Beagle's attempt at apologising for stealing the baby's toys, you'll understand why!


Gaye's Cream Pie Fight with Brig & Lehmo

Friday, July 18, 2014

On Brig & Lehmo's Ultimate Bucket List, always wanted to have a cream pie fight and not have to clean up afterwards.


Panda Play Time

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Everyone loves a slippery dip, even these Pandas in Chengdu, China - the hometown of the giant panda!


Latest from GOLD104.3

  • Latest Traffic