Disaster expert seeks better tsunami defense

| Apr 23, 2011

Disaster expert seeks better tsunami defense

by Jane Singer

A town hall located several kilometers inland was the designated disaster evacuation site in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. Immediately after the magnitude 9 earthquake hit Tohoku on the afternoon of March 11, a young town employee broadcast an urgent evacuation order to local residents. Her ...

Quest to gain, impart knowledge drives expat

| Apr 16, 2011

Quest to gain, impart knowledge drives expat

by Kris Kosaka

The importance of education informs Aileen Kawagoe’s life view, although early on she turned down the chance to become an educator like her father. While in high school, Kawagoe declined a scholarship that could have led to an opportunity to study education at Cambridge ...