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, ...

MLB stars remember 3/11

Baseball / MLB Mar 11, 2016

MLB stars remember 3/11

Five years on from the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan that took so many lives, Japanese major leaguers who began their careers in the affected area cast their minds back to the disaster while promising to provide whatever inspiration they can from ...

Disaster survivors make peace with past, embrace the future

National Mar 11, 2016

Disaster survivors make peace with past, embrace the future

In memory of the events that occurred on March 11, 2011, representatives from the disaster-stricken areas were asked to speak at an event held at the National Theater of Japan in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. This is a transcript of their speeches.   Hisato Yamamoto, Representing Iwate ...

Securing post-disaster communication network

National | 5-YEAR MEMORIAL OF GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE Mar 11, 2016

Securing post-disaster communication network

Many people had trouble connecting on mobile phones in the immediate aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Destruction of communication infrastructure silenced some mobile phones, while massive numbers of calls and texts checking the safety of loved ones overwhelmed intact infrastructure, slowing and, in some cases, stopping cellular traffic. ...

Volunteers working to rebuild lives

National | 5-YEAR MEMORIAL OF GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE Mar 11, 2016

Volunteers working to rebuild lives

Giving back to society is very important to Philip Morris Japan (PMJ). Besides its ongoing initiatives against domestic violence and child abuse, PMJ was quick to respond to the immediate needs of the affected areas following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Although five years have since passed, PMJ continues to contribute to the region through programs that address the changing needs of the affected areas. ...