Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

National / Social Issues Mar 13, 2016

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Tour guide Tsuyoshi Sawaguchi recently took an 11-member group from Kyushu University around the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, to explain the impact of the tsunami that wrecked much of Japan's northeastern coastline in March 2011. "What is important is protecting your life by ...

Needs of post-3/11 Tohoku stay in focus for filmmakers

Film Mar 11, 2016

Needs of post-3/11 Tohoku stay in focus for filmmakers

The dramatic imagery that emerged from the disasters of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, documented so extensively by mainstream and social media, is hard to forget. However, there were and still are many stories to be told about the people who were ...

Hunt for missing disaster victims still confounds rescuers

National Mar 11, 2016

Hunt for missing disaster victims still confounds rescuers

Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, police in Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures are still searching for and identifying the bodies of those who went missing on March 11, 2011, though as time goes on they have fewer clues to work with. The ...

Grief still raw five years after Japan's quake, tsunami disaster

National Mar 11, 2016

Grief still raw five years after Japan's quake, tsunami disaster

As the sun rose Friday on areas of northeastern Japan still struggling from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, 2011, people gathered to remember their lost loved ones and reflect on their grief five years after the disaster. The magnitude-9 quake, ...