Detroit project creates 'blank canvas'

Mar 31, 2014

Detroit project creates 'blank canvas'

The families of Detroit’s Brightmoor area are delighted that bulldozers will soon level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community’s future will be like the cleared landscape — a blank canvas. For years, Brightmoor residents pleaded with the city to demolish vacant homes ...

Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school

Mar 10, 2014

Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school

The relatives of 23 elementary school students killed in the March 2011 tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Monday blaming the city and prefecture for the school’s failure to evacuate them to higher ground. In the lawsuit, filed at the Sendai District ...

Israel doubled settlement construction in West Bank in 2013

Mar 4, 2014

Israel doubled settlement construction in West Bank in 2013

Israel began building more than twice as many West Bank settlement homes in 2013 than it did the previous year, Israel’s central bureau of statistics said Monday, just hours before its prime minster was to face President Barack Obama in Washington for what was ...

Nov 8, 2013

Agency gives ¥7.6 billion for housing

The Reconstruction Agency said Friday it will grant Fukushima Prefecture and two municipalities ¥7.63 billion in housing subsidies for people forced out of their homes by the March 2011 nuclear catastrophe. In the second allocation of such subsidies, the prefecture as well as the ...