Mar 4, 2016

New Tohoku reconstruction plan approved by panel

An expert panel on Friday approved a draft new policy for the reconstruction of areas in Tohoku damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The panel, headed by University of Tokyo professor Motoshige Ito, received the policy the same day. It includes a ...

Nov 29, 2015

Tsunami fears haunt residents of recovering Iwate town

A “disaster-prevention tour guide” led dozens of people earlier this month along a 10-meter-high seawall overlooking the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, where monster tsunami wreaked havoc in March 2011. “This seawall was built not to prevent the tsunami, but to give people ...