Filmmaker captures the 3/11 stress of Tohoku's deaf

Mar 10, 2013

Filmmaker captures the 3/11 stress of Tohoku's deaf

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Nobuko Kikuchi, a 72-year-old resident of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, couldn't hear the emergency sirens that followed the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011. Nor could she hear the public announcement urging people to evacuate to higher ground as a massive tsunami approached the ...

Mar 9, 2013

Worried Fukushima cops considered fleeing posts after 3/11

Many Fukushima police officers struggled with fears of death and thought about fleeing when they were evacuating citizens from areas close to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant during the catastrophe that started in March 2011, according to a survey. Of ...

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

Mar 9, 2013

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

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Aiming to draw attention to the daily lives of the tsunami-hit northeast, an exhibition of photographs taken by residents of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, began Friday in Tokyo, featuring their daily lives after the tragic twin disasters. Titled "Otsuchi no Takarabako" ("A Treasure Box of Otsuchi"), ...