88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Sep 11, 2014

88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Three and a half years after 3/11, signs of the disasters are still visible, and the bodies of 88 victims in the three hardest-hit prefectures remain unidentified. Police and other authorities continue to search for the missing, while many survivors remain stuck in temporary ...

Sep 7, 2014

'Terakoya' let Tohoku kids study in peace

To help children in Tohoku who lost studying space because of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyushu-based nonprofit organization is holding free after-school classes at temporary housing complexes in Miyagi Prefecture. Since the first “terakoya” (temple schools) class was held in June ...

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region. The annual exercise was based on a scenario in which a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 and a ...

Aug 27, 2014

Kirin provides ¥20 million to support tsunami-hit fishermen

A unit of Japanese beer brewer Kirin Co. said Wednesday it has provided ¥20 million to an association of young fishermen in Miyagi Prefecture to help expand a sales network for seafood from a region devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. ...

Aug 5, 2014

Japan, Indonesia to cooperate on gas reactor development

The government-funded Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it has reached an agreement with the Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency to cooperate in the research and development of high-temperature gas reactors. Indonesia aims to begin operation of such next-generation nuclear reactors, known to have ...