This picture is now famous all over Japan, but I haven’t seen it yet in western media:
Road sign at the entrance of Futaba [双葉町], a ghost city in the evacuated zone around the Fukushima power plant. It says “Nuclear energy for a bright future” [原子力明るい未来のエネルギー / denshiryoku akarui mirai no enerugi-].
More slogans and pictures in this blog post (in Japanese).
Blooming cherry trees [桜 / sakura] in Futaba (from this blog post). Picture taken in Spring 2010. Nobody watches them anymore, access is forbidden.
If you wonder what this post has to do with the business of programming tools, well, being an entrepreneur is precisely about shaping the world and deciding which future you want to leave as legacy to your children – this is not limited to the four walls of your office.