Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

Sep 14, 2016

Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

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Nearly 5½ years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, a fan club was launched last week with an ambitious membership goal: gain 200,000 members by 2020 and boost the region’s products in the process. Called Team Fukushima Pride, the project’s fans aren’t devoted ...

Jul 29, 2016

Miyagi beach opens for first time since 3/11

A beach in Miyagi Prefecture opened Friday for the first time since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan in March 2011. Shobuta Beach in the town of Shichigahama will be open for 10 days through Aug. 7 following solid progress in reconstruction ...

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

| Apr 16, 2016

Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill

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Second in a three-part series For the team’s inaugural 2005-06 season in the bj-league, the Tokyo Apache hired a head coach with a catchy nickname and a globally renowned son named after a Japanese delicacy. Yes, Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. The elder Bryant, ...

Looking forward through photography

Mar 15, 2016

Looking forward through photography

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The spectacular landscapes left by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have been used as source material by photographers to an extraordinary degree. Yes, using the words “spectacular” and “landscape” here may seem indecent, but this is one of many difficult issues ...

Feb 25, 2016

March 2011 disasters caused 1,698 bankruptcies: think tank

A credit research agency said Thursday 1,698 corporate bankruptcies were triggered by the calamity in March 2011 that devastated northeastern Japan. Tokyo Shoko Research said that the business failures caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake were 5.4 times the 314 bankruptcies caused over ...