Mar 11, 2014

Local Japanese green power advocates to forge national association

A group of 38 local green power advocacy groups plan to set up a national association by June in an effort to break away from nuclear power generation. The association will provide a forum for sharing information about members' experiences in setting up community-based renewable ...

267,000 still evacuees three years on

Mar 10, 2014

267,000 still evacuees three years on

About 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift facilities nationwide as Japan marks the third anniversary Tuesday of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis. Police and other authorities continue to search coastal areas ...

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

Mar 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

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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 rising ...

Mar 10, 2014

Big retailers doing their best to overcome consumers' fears

The retail industry has been aiding the recovery effort for primary industries in coastal Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, holding special events and campaigns to promote their products. However, food safety assurances from local farmers and fishermen haven't always been strong enough to allay fears ...

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

| Mar 7, 2014

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

This month marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Students from Nagoya Gakuin University in Aichi Prefecture have continued to do volunteer work in affected areas, ensuring that the victims are not forgotten. Using their spring break, 46 students are currently visiting the ...

Mar 2, 2014

Over 30% of 3/11 kids hit by PTSD

More than 30 percent of children caught up in the March 2011 mega-quake and tsunami in Tohoku are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the health ministry says.

Feb 27, 2014

Decision not to indict Kan over 3/11 upheld

An independent judicial panel has upheld the Tokyo prosecutors' decision last September not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan and five other people over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, panel sources said. The 11-member panel of citizens reviewed the case ...