App displays photos of disaster area


The Fukushima Minpo Newspaper Publishing Co. said it has started selling an English version of a smartphone application that displays snapshots of the prefecture in the aftermath of last March’s calamities, and the ensuing nuclear crisis.

The application, Fukushima Earthquake & Tsunami — 50 Days after the Disaster, contains 210 photos and can be downloaded on Apple Inc.’s App Store and Google Inc.’s Android Market for $5.99. Profits from the sales will be donated to disaster victims.

It is an update of Fukushima Minpo’s “M9.0 the Great East Japan Earthquake, 30 days in Fukushima” photo book, published last April.