PROMETHEUS TRAP

PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (10): Emperor...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit a factory of Kikuchi Seisakusho Co. in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture. (Pool)
Editor's note: This is the final part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (9): Imperial...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrive at Fukushima Airport on May 11, 2011. (Pool)
Editor's note: This is the ninth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (7): Nothing but...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko acknowledge residents of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, during a visit in May 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the seventh part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (6): Emperor shows...
Empress Michiko, in stockinged feet, talks to disaster victims at Utatsu Junior High School in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, in April 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the sixth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (5): SDF came to...
In a prerecorded program, Emperor Akihito delivers a speech on March 16, 2011. (Provided by Imperial Household Agency)
Editor's note: This is the fifth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (4): Imperial...
Kenji Satake, who heads the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center (Ryuichi Kitano)
Editor's note: This is the fourth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (3): Imperial...
Futaba Mayor Katsutaka Idogawa in March 2012 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the third part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (2): Even Ishihara...
Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, left, welcomes Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Tokyo Budo-kan on March 30, 2011. (Pool)
Editor's note: This is the second part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (1): Princesses...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko silently bow toward the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on April 27, 2011. (Pool)
Editor's note: This marks the start of a new 10-part series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (17): Volunteers seek...
A dog waiting for a new home (Misuzu Tsukue)
Editor's note: This is the 17th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (16): Veterinarian...
A cat in a cage (Misuzu Tsukue)
Editor's note: This is the 16th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (15): The veterinarian...
Kenji Shishido poses for a photo with the dog Oni in the first shelter in Iinomachi district of Fukushima city. (Provided by a relative of Kenji Shishido)
Editor's note: This is the 15th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (14): What about the...
Veterinarian Seido Watanabe, left, works in the second animal shelter in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 9, 2013. (Misuzu Tsukue)
Editor's note: This is the 14th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (13): Farmer offers...
Cattle were put down one after another in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 21, 2012. (Provided by Yasuaki Tashiro)
Editor's note: This is the 13th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (12): Farmer finds it...
A stray cow wanders through a garden in the no-entry zone. (Provided by Seido Watanabe)
Editor's note: This is the 12th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (11): Farmers told not...
Cattle wander in the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Dec. 8, 2012. (Misuzu Tsukue)
Editor's note: This is the 11th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (10): Cooperation...
A veterinarian in Fukushima Prefecture put up a poster on the broken front door of his animal hospital saying, “Don’t hurt our feelings any more.”
Editor's note: This is the 10th part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in the ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (9): Protection of cats...
A pet rescue worker tries to take a dog into custody within the no-go zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Seido Watanabe)
Editor's note: This is the ninth part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (8): Woman repeatedly...
Mieko Yoshida, a cram school teacher, stands in front of the city office carrying a placard calling for the rescue of pets left in the Fukushima no-go zone.
Editor's note: This is the eighth part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ The disaster and animals (7): Dogs in shelter...
A dog is groomed by workers at the animal shelter operated by the Fukushima prefectural government. (Provided by Kazumi Mochizuki)
Editor's note: This is the seventh part of a new series that has run in the past under the title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with how pets and livestock fared in...