88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Sep 11, 2014

88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Three and a half years after 3/11, signs of the disasters are still visible, and the bodies of 88 victims in the three hardest-hit prefectures remain unidentified. Police and other authorities continue to search for the missing, while many survivors remain stuck in temporary ...

Oct 21, 2013

Tohoku's disaster zone cranks up concrete output

Concrete output is being ramped up in the coastal areas of three Tohoku region prefectures hit hardest by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in anticipation of port and road reconstruction getting into full swing starting from fiscal 2014. Demand for concrete is expected ...

Sep 13, 2013

Housing help for evacuees

The central and local governments must be ready to help both evacuees who want to return home and those who want to settle in new places.

Tohoku still in dire need of medical support

Sep 11, 2013

Tohoku still in dire need of medical support

Thirty months after tsunami devastated the Tohoku coast, residents are still facing a lack of medical services because of delays in restarting damaged hospitals and clinics and the closures of others. To overcome the shortage of medical staff in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, ...