Quake-preparedness a patchwork effort

National | 10 YEARS AFTER Jan 21, 2005

Quake-preparedness a patchwork effort

by Akemi Nakamura

The thicket of wood houses and small shops that line the warren of alleys just east of Tokyo's Sumida River in the Higashi-Mukojima 1-chome district has been deemed "highly dangerous" by disaster-preparedness authorities. The Sumida Ward neighborhood is one of many areas in the capital ...

National | 10 YEARS AFTER Jan 19, 2005

Quake hit foreign community at its roots

by Eric Johnston

Korea," said George Gibbons, a Kobe resident from Britain who recently retired as an official at Marist Brothers International School. While exact figures were not available, a Kobe official said the number of ethnic Korean residents has seen a slight increase over the past four ...