Tsunami-hit shop has salty sweets

Feb 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit shop has salty sweets

A confectioner whose shop was destroyed by tsunami from the March 2011 mega-quake off Tohoku is targeting the Valentine’s Day market with a chocolate flavored by sea salt from the damaged area. Cleauventerre, based in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, tops its Moshio Chocolat with sea ...

Freighter may have hit missing skipper's trawler

Jun 26, 2013

Freighter may have hit missing skipper's trawler

The Japan Coast Guard inspected a foreign-flagged car-carrier ship Tuesday suspected of involvement in a collision in the Pacific off Miyagi Prefecture in which a tuna boat capsized and its captain is listed as missing, officials said. The 19-ton tuna trawler Yujin Maru No. ...

Teacher vows to protect students from disasters

Mar 29, 2013

Teacher vows to protect students from disasters

by Yugo Hirano

Having lost his daughter in the quake-tsunami disaster two years ago, Toshiro Sato, a teacher in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, believes the best disaster prevention is not to forget what happened that fateful day and confront it. “I don’t want to let any more students ...