Jun 15, 2015

Fukushima to end housing aid for voluntary evacuees

The Fukushima Prefectural Government said Monday it will stop providing free housing at the end of March 2017 to nuclear evacuees whose homes are in official evacuation zones. Housing assistance to the voluntary evacuees, currently set to expire in March 2016, will be terminated ...

'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

May 8, 2015

'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

Low-lying coastal districts are increasingly resorting to a new, cheap but effective means for surviving tsunami: stairs. Highway embankments turned out to be effective evacuation sites for many caught up by the tsunami spawned by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Now ...