Mar 13, 2017

Another reduction coming for Fukushima nuclear evacuation area

The radiation evacuation area in Fukushima Prefecture will shrink to 30 percent of its initial size by April 1, six years after the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Of the 11 municipalities within the originally designated evacuation area, five have ...

Choral event in Cairo mourns Japanese disaster victims

Mar 13, 2017

Choral event in Cairo mourns Japanese disaster victims

A choral event was held Sunday in Cairo to mourn victims of the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The event was attended by about 200 people, including Egyptian students studying Japanese as well as Japanese nationals living in Egypt. After offering ...

Mar 9, 2017

Tohoku tsunami shelter construction shows patchy progress

Projects to build or designate buildings and safety towers that provide shelter from tsunami have shown patchy progress in Miyagi Prefecture, with small municipalities lagging behind. The importance of such facilities was highlighted last November, when a major earthquake off the neighboring prefecture of Fukushima ...

Feb 11, 2016

More than 50% of 3/11 evacuees say local recovery lagging: survey

More than half of evacuees from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami feel local recovery from the disaster has been insufficient, according to results of a Kyodo News survey released Thursday. The rate of respondents who said recovery has not been substantial was 54 percent ...