Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Mar 11, 2017

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Only a fifth of the planned seawalls have been constructed in northeastern areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyodo News survey has found. The survey, conducted in January and February, asked prefectural, municipal and central governments about the status of ...

Mar 9, 2017

Tohoku tsunami shelter construction shows patchy progress

Projects to build or designate buildings and safety towers that provide shelter from tsunami have shown patchy progress in Miyagi Prefecture, with small municipalities lagging behind. The importance of such facilities was highlighted last November, when a major earthquake off the neighboring prefecture of ...

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

Mar 8, 2017

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

The revival of Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai is a rare example of shops hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami being able to shift from provisional to permanent locations in the Tohoku region. The shopping arcade in the Pacific coastal town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi ...