Mar 6, 2015

Seafood makers slow to recover from 2011 disasters: survey

A poll of seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels. Concern over the effects of the subsequent nuclear disaster, labor shortages and cost ...

Sunflowers sew grass-roots exchanges with Fukushima

Feb 23, 2015

Sunflowers sew grass-roots exchanges with Fukushima

by Mie Sakamoto

Machiko Shibata and Yuka Horai are among the girl scouts who have visited Fukushima Prefecture after becoming “foster parents” for sunflower seeds delivered from the disaster-hit region. When the girl scouts from Chiba Prefecture joined the Fukushima Sunflower Foster Parent Project in summer 2011 ...

Feb 17, 2015

Government to revise damage estimates from trench-linked quakes

The government plans to drastically revise its predictions on damage from earthquakes expected to occur near the Japan Trench and the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench in the Pacific Ocean. A panel of experts set up by the Cabinet Office started discussions Tuesday to review the assumed ...