08 Apr '11, 4am

Japanese Mayor's YouTube Plea Prompts Flood Of Donations:

Japanese Mayor's YouTube Plea Prompts Flood Of Donations:

Katsunobu Sakurai is the mayor of Minamisoma, Japan; a small, isolated city that's been devastated by the country's recent bout of natural disasters . After the massive 8+ earthquake and subsequent 60-foot tsunami struck Japan earlier this month, Minamisoma residents were told to stay indoors because of radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant , located a mere 15 miles away. Because rescue workers and supply trucks were ordered to stay at least 18 miles away from the damaged nuclear plant, no help could get through to Minamisoma. Desperate, starving, and fearful for the fate of his city, Mr. Sakurai recorded an 11-minute video with a small camcorder and posted it on YouTube late on the night of March 24th. "We are left isolated," Mr. Sakurai says urgently into the camera. "I beg you, as the mayor of Minamisoma city, to help us." video:http://youtu.be/70ZHQ...

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