Dec 31, 2015

Tohoku tomato farm sees itself as symbol of reconstruction

A tomato farm in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, is busy harvesting its fruit. Still in its first year of life, the venture aims to become a symbol of reconstruction in the zone hammered by disaster five years ago. The farm is located ...

Nov 29, 2015

Tsunami fears haunt residents of recovering Iwate town

A “disaster-prevention tour guide” led dozens of people earlier this month along a 10-meter-high seawall overlooking the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, where monster tsunami wreaked havoc in March 2011. “This seawall was built not to prevent the tsunami, but to give people ...

Nov 6, 2015

Casualties unknown after Brazil mine dam bursts, submerging homes

A dam burst at a mining operation in southeastern Brazil on Thursday, submerging nearby homes and vehicles. Authorities said there are dead and missing but have not yet given any figures. Rescue teams were searching for survivors or bodies, and residents living in an ...