Fighting to recover from the ocean's wrath

| Apr 25, 2015

Fighting to recover from the ocean's wrath

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On April 11, Wataru Takeshita, the minister for reconstruction of the areas most seriously affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, met in Kamaishi with local government representatives to discuss the budget for Iwate Prefecture. After the meeting, the mayor of Kamaishi spoke to ...

Missing donation box recovered in Otsuchi, minus money

Aug 28, 2014

Missing donation box recovered in Otsuchi, minus money

Officials in the tsunami-hit town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, which lost 40 town officials including the mayor in the March 2011 tsunami, said a donation box believed to have been stolen in mid-August had been found at a local beach and was returned to ...

Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

Jul 9, 2014

Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

An updated tsunami evacuation map has been released by officials in the disaster-hit town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, and includes warnings and important safety tips. The map, available on the town’s official website, was revised based on lessons learned from the March 2011 earthquake ...

Mar 9, 2013

Otsuchi chief battles demographic ills

Otsuchi Mayor Yutaka Ikarigawa is determined to fight the depopulation and aging trends threatening this coastal town in Iwate Prefecture, which lost about 10 percent of its residents to the March 2011 quake and tsunami. “We aim to turn the crisis into a chance” ...

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

Mar 9, 2013

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

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Aiming to draw attention to the daily lives of the tsunami-hit northeast, an exhibition of photographs taken by residents of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, began Friday in Tokyo, featuring their daily lives after the tragic twin disasters. Titled “Otsuchi no Takarabako” (“A Treasure Box of ...