267,000 still evacuees three years on

Mar 10, 2014

267,000 still evacuees three years on

About 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift facilities nationwide as Japan marks the third anniversary Tuesday of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis. Police and other authorities continue to search coastal areas ...

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

Mar 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit fishermen tap Net to regroup

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Kazuki Suzuki, a 32-year-old oyster farmer from Ishinomaki, a city washed off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has been marketing his produce through his Yahoo! page for about a year now. He is just one of a rising ...

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

| Mar 7, 2014

Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors

This month marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Students from Nagoya Gakuin University in Aichi Prefecture have continued to do volunteer work in affected areas, ensuring that the victims are not forgotten. Using their spring break, 46 students are currently visiting the ...

Feb 27, 2014

Decision not to indict Kan over 3/11 upheld

An independent judicial panel has upheld the Tokyo prosecutors' decision last September not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan and five other people over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, panel sources said. The 11-member panel of citizens reviewed the case ...

Vets reopen clinic, care for displaced people's pets

Feb 18, 2014

Vets reopen clinic, care for displaced people's pets

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Despite having to evacuate their hometown because of the nuclear crisis there, a husband-and-wife veterinarian couple are continuing to provide a vital service to pet owners from near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Michiko Watanabe, 55, and her husband, Seido, 54, reopened their ...

Feb 11, 2014

Fukushima inks renewables pact

Fukushima Prefecture has signed an agreement with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to work together on promoting the use of renewable energy. The prefecture, which hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, aims to introduce renewable energy technologies from Germany, a leader in ...