kimberly gale, nhk world, chiba. >>> and next, here's a three-day outlook on the world's weather. >> and that's all for now on this edition of "newsline." i'm raja pradhan in tokyo. we'll be back in about half an hour, so do stay with us on nhk world. >>> three years ago a massive earthquake struck northeas japan. over 18,000 deaths and missing people were recorded in the tsunami, quake and fires. survivors who escaped the tsunami and living in evacuation shelters with were confronted with another imminent threat. an outbreak of pneumonia.
kimberly gale, nhk world, chiba. >>> u.s. documentary on efforts to recover from the disaster in northeastern japan has premiered in new york. stories from tohoku were shown on sunday at a film festival by asian americans. >> how are you? you look good. >> the movie includes interviews with japanese-american volunteers and survivors still living in temporary housing more than three years after the disaster. it shows how they connect and struggle to revitalize damaged communities. >> it's an incredibly moving film. it is so -- we wept through the whole film. >> it's beautiful to see how everybody is trying to cheer children up, and i teach elementary school, so it's very nice to see how the children are really their priority. >> co-director and co-producer diane fukami is a third generation japanese-american. >> we made the film for three reasons. number one, we wanted to show that the japanese-americans are still feeling very connected to them. we're working hard to raise money. we wanted to let the people know they hadn't be
kimberly gale, nhk world, chiba. >>> it's time for a check on the weather. people in the u.s. state of california are dealing with raging wildfire and drought which is not helping the situation. >> we have been saying the last several days now these very dry conditions. you have gusty winds coming with this as well and it has been fueling up these fires. we have a video coming out of northern california to show you what it looks like on the ground here with some of these fires. firefighters in this area have made some progress on this one particular blaze. on sunday the wildfires forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. the blaze broke out on friday, destroying 13 residences. dry conditions are still in place in this area for the next several days due to this big ridge in the jet stream under the high pressure dominating to the north and warm and dry conditions. this is in the north and you have to remember this ridge is in the upper atmosphere, well above our heads. but on the lower levels you get the surface heating in the desert out here. that is called heat low and
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