Tohoku fisheries elude major damage from March 2011 aftershock

Dec 4, 2016

Tohoku fisheries elude major damage from March 2011 aftershock

Some seaweed and oyster farmers believe they were able to minimize the damage from the aftershock of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck off Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 22. In the coastal areas of Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, the tsunami caused by the 7.4-magnitude ...

Mar 10, 2015

Tohoku slowly on the mend

Four years after the 3/11 disasters, the government needs to look closely at what can be done to support people in the disaster-ravaged areas of Tohoku and take flexible steps to help them stand on their feet again.

88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Sep 11, 2014

88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on

Three and a half years after 3/11, signs of the disasters are still visible, and the bodies of 88 victims in the three hardest-hit prefectures remain unidentified. Police and other authorities continue to search for the missing, while many survivors remain stuck in temporary housing ...

Sep 13, 2013

Housing help for evacuees

The central and local governments must be ready to help both evacuees who want to return home and those who want to settle in new places.