Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Jun 16, 2014

Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Kesennuma unloaded around 26 tons of “katsuo” (bonito) in its first catch of the season Monday in Miyagi Prefecture, bringing hustle and bustle back to a fishing port that was nearly wiped off the map by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kesenuma has ...

Elderly perked up by Filipino caregiver

Feb 25, 2014

Elderly perked up by Filipino caregiver

by Yugo Hirano

Laughter is often heard from some 40 elderly people who receive day care services at a care home in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, thanks to the presence of a Filipino worker. “When I speak in English, grandpas seem delighted,” Charito Ito said, revealing her secret ...

Students thank U.S. military for aid

Mar 28, 2013

Students thank U.S. military for aid

A group of students from the tsunami-hit town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, met Tuesday with U.S. military personnel at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego to thank them for their relief efforts under Operation Tomodachi two years ago. The six high school ...