Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

/ Jan 13, 2015

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis. Five years after the unprecedented category 7 quake killed at least 300,000 people and ...

Jul 31, 2013

Trillions for rebuilding Tohoku go unused

The Reconstruction Agency says that ¥3.4 trillion — 35.2 percent — of the ¥9.74 trillion in the fiscal 2012 budget slated to rebuild areas hit by the March 2011 disasters went unused.

Jul 3, 2013

Tokyo orders refund of unused disaster money

The central government is telling local and prefectural governments as well as public corporations to return ¥101.7 billion in unused disaster reconstruction funds. The move comes after the Reconstruction Agency scrutinized how the money is being used amid growing criticism that it may have ...