Mar 2, 2015

Over 1,700 business failures linked to March 2011 disasters

A total of 1,726 businesses went bankrupt due to reasons linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident, according to Teikoku Databank Ltd. Liabilities left by the failed companies comes to ¥1.56 trillion, the private credit research company said Monday. ...

Quake victims' giant blanket gains Guinness record

Feb 23, 2015

Quake victims' giant blanket gains Guinness record

A crochet blanket measuring 464 sq. meters created for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the initiative of a German knitter has been recognized as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records. In a bid to provide warmth and comfort to people ...

Feb 10, 2015

Numerical targets eyed for U.N. action plan to reduce disasters

A new action plan to be adopted next month at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai may contain numerical targets aimed at reducing the number of victims and economic loss during disasters, a U.N. special representative on disasters said. Margareta ...

Tsunami zone volunteer becomes Shinto priest

Feb 6, 2015

Tsunami zone volunteer becomes Shinto priest

by Maiko Sugano

When caregiver Kazutoshi Fujimoto first visited the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, he was volunteering because he had heard the recovery from the March 2011 quake and tsunami was going slow. The decision turned out to be a life-changing one because it led him ...

Tohoku students, band from Nara march in Rose Parade

Jan 2, 2015

Tohoku students, band from Nara march in Rose Parade

Twenty students from Miyagi Prefecture were among the thousands of people who took part Thursday in the 126th Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California. A float sponsored by Honda Motor Co.’s U.S. unit featured students from the disaster-hit Tohoku region who are participating in ...