Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

Mar 9, 2013

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

by Satoko Kawasaki

Aiming to draw attention to the daily lives of the tsunami-hit northeast, an exhibition of photographs taken by residents of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, began Friday in Tokyo, featuring their daily lives after the tragic twin disasters. Titled “Otsuchi no Takarabako” (“A Treasure Box of ...

Fishermen look to revamp industry

| Mar 8, 2013

Fishermen look to revamp industry

by Ayako Mie

Tohoku’s fishermen are beginning to challenge the traditional fisheries system by establishing their own companies so they can have more control over prices and other aspects of the business. “Going back to the way it was before the 3/11 tsunami is not enough, because ...

Displaced brewer rebuilds sake biz

Mar 7, 2013

Displaced brewer rebuilds sake biz

by Mai Iida

Daisuke Suzuki, a sake brewer, is hoping his product will help the people of his Fukushima Prefecture hometown, now uninhabitable due to the nuclear crisis, stay connected. The March 11, 2011, megaquake and tsunami that led to the three meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power ...

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

Mar 6, 2013

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is striving to ensure that evacuees from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami can mark the second anniversary of the disasters with hope for the future, former LDP Vice President Tadamori Oshima said. Nearly two years after the disasters ...

Fukushima no-go district towns urged merged

Mar 6, 2013

Fukushima no-go district towns urged merged

The eight municipalities hit particularly hard by the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture need to set a vision for the future that includes their possible merger, Toshitsuna Watanabe, mayor of Okuma, said in a recent interview. He added that the lack of agreement on ...

Documentary out on U.S. woman killed by tsunami

Mar 6, 2013

Documentary out on U.S. woman killed by tsunami

A documentary movie to remember Taylor Anderson, 24, an American woman who died when monster tsunami caused widespread devastation in the Tohoku region in March 2011, has been screened in Japan for the first time. Anderson met her fate in the city of Ishinomaki, ...

Student to speak at U.N.

Mar 6, 2013

Student to speak at U.N.

An 18-year-old high school student who plans to attend a special U.N. session in New York told reporters in Tokyo that she hopes to convey her desire to rebuild her quake- and tsunami-hit community, which was devastated by the March 2011 disasters. “Reconstruction has ...