Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

Mar 12, 2014

Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

Twenty percent of households that were part of community resettlement plans as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake have dropped out over the past year as progress on the projects has stalled, according to data from the Reconstruction Agency. Municipal governments ...

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 ...

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

Mar 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

by Keisuke Iwata

Kazuki Suzuki, a 32-year-old oyster farmer from Ishinomaki, a city washed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been marketing his produce through his Yahoo! page for about a year now. He is just one of a ...

Kindergartners' tsunami deaths hearing begins

Jan 31, 2014

Kindergartners' tsunami deaths hearing begins

Oral proceedings started Friday at the Sendai High Court in an appeal filed by a school against damages it was ordered to pay in connection with the March 11, 2011, tsunami deaths of four pupils aboard one of its buses, and both sides also ...