Mar 5, 2015

Municipal worker shortage still serious in three Tohoku prefectures

Fifty municipalities in three northeastern prefectures heavily affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are facing a shortage of 277 workers needed for repair and reconstruction work. The shortage, particularly serious for engineers, has raised concerns about possible delays in the reconstruction work ...

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 ...

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Dec 1, 2014

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Efforts to rebuild areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inched along since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012. Three years and eight months have passed since the natural disasters, which sparked the nuclear crisis at Tokyo ...

Minamisoma to get top-flight robotics R&D center

| Nov 16, 2014

Minamisoma to get top-flight robotics R&D center

A Tokyo machinery maker will launch a cutting-edge research and development center for robots in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, in April to support the recovery of the disaster-hit prefecture. Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., led by President and CEO Isao Kikuchi, a native of the local village ...