Mar 11, 2015

Local officials on loan to Tohoku benefit both sides

When she started her new job in the Tohoku region, Atsuko Doi was surprised by the shortage of staff and an unfamiliar computer system. Doi also felt lonely as she was the only woman in the temporary accommodations for backup government personnel sent to ...

Tohoku pins rebound hopes to atom smasher

| Mar 9, 2015

Tohoku pins rebound hopes to atom smasher

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As the disaster-hit Tohoku region struggles to recover from the deadly tsunami four years ago, many residents have hopes for what is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to galvanize the area’s resurrection. Chances are the region may host the International Linear Collider, a state-of-the-art research ...

Mar 9, 2015

Donations down sharply four years after 3/11

Donations for victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been decreasing sharply, a sign of waning public interest in the disaster that left over 15,000 people dead or missing. A Kyodo News survey found that donations received by the Japanese Red Cross ...

Mar 6, 2015

Seafood makers slow to recover from 2011 disasters: survey

A poll of seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels. Concern over the effects of the subsequent nuclear disaster, labor shortages and cost ...