Feb 20, 2016

Tohoku promotional event in Seoul canceled at last minute

A Japanese government event in Seoul intended primarily to promote the tsunami-hit Tohoku region has been canceled at the last minute, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “We continued talks with South Korean authority but could not obtain permission to hold the event,” a ...

Dec 29, 2015

Mitsubishi to launch fund to support Tohoku recovery

Giant trading house Mitsubishi Corp. is considering establishing an investment fund for industrial promotion to accelerate reconstruction of the Tohoku region, which was damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it was learned Monday. “We need to help create new industries in Tohoku,” ...

Dec 28, 2015

2015 census finds record population drop in tsunami-hit area

Twelve coastal municipalities in Iwate Prefecture hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami saw a record aggregate five-year drop in population, according to preliminary results of the 2015 national census. The population of the 12 cities totaled 251,325 as of Oct. 1, down ...