Three years ago at 2:46 PM, the greatest earthquake to hit Japan in recent times triggered a tsunami that cost many Japanese their lives. While many have already began rebuilding their lives, a lot more continue to live in temporary housing and looking for relatives or loved ones still missing from the disaster.
As people who may not have been directly affected by the tragedies forget what happened, many can still remember that day as if it was yesterday. Many victims still need help from their fellow citizens to help them get back on their feet. To help reconstruction efforts, Yahoo has launched a fundraising project for today. Yahoo! Japan will donate 10 yen per search, per browser, of “3.11” made at their website for the whole day of March 11. Donations will be sent to a financial group helping out in the area badly hit by the twin disasters. The group supports sports and educational activities for children in the devastated prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Yahoo has pledged to donate up to 5 million yen (approx. US$48,400) for all searches made today.
Another search feature by Yahoo is the Search 3.11 Visualizer that shows all earthquake-related keywords searched from March 11, 2011 through January 29, 2014. The size of the keywords will be dependent on the times it was searched. Also, when a user clicks the timeline provided, he can see all information users looked at on that specific timeframe they chose.
[via Akihabara News]