Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

Jul 9, 2014

Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

An updated tsunami evacuation map has been released by officials in the disaster-hit town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, and includes warnings and important safety tips. The map, available on the town’s official website, was revised based on lessons learned from the March 2011 earthquake ...

New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

Mar 9, 2014

New map shines light on Tokyo air raid horrors

by Ayako Mie

In an attempt to preserve people’s fading memories of the World War II air raids on Tokyo, scholars and citizens have drawn up what is considered the most comprehensive map so far of their efforts to escape from U.S. bombs. In the largest air ...

Sep 6, 2013

Minamisanriku's eateries mapped

Restaurants and food shops in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which was ravaged by the 2011 tsunami, have issued a full-color map featuring their establishments in hopes of attracting more tourists and local residents alike. The map lists roughly 70 shops and eateries scattered around Minamisanriku ...