Miyagi city to preserve school building hit by 3/11 tsunami

Mar 25, 2016

Miyagi city to preserve school building hit by 3/11 tsunami

The city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture has decided to preserve the building in an elementary school where 74 children and 10 staff died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, sources close to the matter said Friday. Despite opposition from some bereaved families, ...

Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Mar 17, 2016

Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday offered prayers to fishermen and others in the fishing industry who lost their lives during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a visit to a monument in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The Imperial Couple were on the ...

Oct 31, 2014

Host cities for 3/11 memorial centers selected

The government on Friday chose two cities to host memorial facilities for the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. One will be built in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, and the other in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The basic design concepts will be determined in ...