British fundraiser heading to Hokkaido on epic bike trip

May 29, 2014

British fundraiser heading to Hokkaido on epic bike trip

A British man is riding a motorcycle from Britain to Japan to raise money for orphans from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Before leaving, Dominic Farwell-Cooke, a 28-year-old aircraft engineer, said he wanted to help those orphaned by the tragedy as well as ...

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

Apr 9, 2014

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

by Gianni Simone

The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe ...

Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation

Apr 3, 2014

Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation

Residents of coastal areas in the Tohoku region sought refuge in nearby facilities early Thursday after an earthquake off Chile’s northern coast on Tuesday night triggered a tsunami alert. “I’m fed up with tsunami,” said Masaki Murakami, a 26-year-old company worker who took shelter ...

Tohoku school's plays tell how it is

Mar 19, 2014

Tohoku school's plays tell how it is

by Nobuko Tanaka

“We always start creating our next work by having a meeting with everyone involved in the drama club,” high school teacher Michiko Ishii explained. “We discuss what is actually happening around us and what we should focus on in the next play. So, what ...

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

Mar 8, 2014

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

by Jun Hongo

One of the great statistical mysteries that persist several years after a natural disaster is the figure that appears without fail each month in columns representing the number of people that are still missing. Almost three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and ...

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

| Mar 7, 2014

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

This month marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Students from Nagoya Gakuin University in Aichi Prefecture have continued to do volunteer work in affected areas, ensuring that the victims are not forgotten. Using their spring break, 46 students are currently ...