Dec 31, 2015

Tohoku tomato farm sees itself as symbol of reconstruction

A tomato farm in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, is busy harvesting its fruit. Still in its first year of life, the venture aims to become a symbol of reconstruction in the zone hammered by disaster five years ago. The farm is located ...

Sep 4, 2015

Mystery man found dead among 3/11 rubble finally identified

A body pulled from burned debris after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has finally been identified as that of a 63-year-old man, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police. The police said Thursday that the charred body was found in ...

Former Taiwan president visits disaster-hit city in Miyagi

Jul 27, 2015

Former Taiwan president visits disaster-hit city in Miyagi

Hoping to encourage local survivors, former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui on Sunday visited a city in Miyagi Prefecture that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Lee, 92, went to a man-made hill in Iwanuma and placed flowers at a monument for ...