U.S. disaster expert sees 3/11 weaknesses laid bare in Kyushu

May 17, 2016

U.S. disaster expert sees 3/11 weaknesses laid bare in Kyushu

A former U.S. government expert on emergency management has questioned whether Japan is applying lessons learned the hard way after the 2011 tsunami to its response to the Kyushu quakes. Leo Bosner, 69, who worked for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency for 29 ...

U.S. Pacific Fleet to expand duties in Asia

Apr 27, 2016

U.S. Pacific Fleet to expand duties in Asia

The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander plans to expand the role of the U.S. 3rd Fleet commander and her staff in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pacific Fleet consists of the 3rd Fleet, headquartered in San Diego, and the 7th Fleet, headquartered in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. ...

Ishinomaki to turn Okawa Elementary ruins into 3/11 monument

Mar 27, 2016

Ishinomaki to turn Okawa Elementary ruins into 3/11 monument

An elementary school where more than 80 pupils and teachers lost their lives as the 2011 tsunami washed out Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, will be preserved to remember what happened and improve the city’s disaster preparedness, the mayor said. Public opinion was split about whether ...