Mar 26, 2017

Bird flu toll in Miyagi, Chiba kept down to 270,000 chickens

The chicken cull sparked by the nation’s latest bird flu outbreaks fell short of the originally planned goal of 300,000 Sunday as authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures opted to settle for roughly 209,000 and 62,000 chickens, respectively. The two prefectures north of Tokyo ...

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Mar 24, 2017

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms. In Japan’s latest bird flu outbreak, the Miyagi Prefectural Government plans to cull 220,000 ...

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Mar 11, 2017

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Only a fifth of the planned seawalls have been constructed in northeastern areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyodo News survey has found. The survey, conducted in January and February, asked prefectural, municipal and central governments about the status of ...

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

Mar 8, 2017

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

The revival of Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai is a rare example of shops hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami being able to shift from provisional to permanent locations in the Tohoku region. The shopping arcade in the Pacific coastal town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi ...

Tsunami-hit Minamisanriku gets Kuma-designed shopping center

Mar 3, 2017

Tsunami-hit Minamisanriku gets Kuma-designed shopping center

A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been operating out of temporary premises new footing in the tsunami-wiped town. Marking a new phase in the town’s reconstruction, 28 shops opened at Minamisanriku Sun Sun ...