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BUSINESS / Economy / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
To secure a green future, Japan must reckon with its nuclear past
The government panel shaping the nation's energy future sees the restart of almost every reactor halted after meltdowns in 2011 as necessary to meet climate goals.
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JAPAN
Mar 8, 2021
Some 20% of local governments in Japan have no disaster specialists
The survey also found that 14.1% of respondents have only one official for that particular responsibility.
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JAPAN / History
Mar 7, 2021
The founding father of Japanese seismology
Aikitsu Tanakadate was a leading light in Japan's early research into earthquakes, and urged the government to get involved in damage control measures.
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JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 6, 2021
A decade on, real challenges lie ahead for communities devastated by March 2011 disaster
With the government poised to significantly reduce the subsidies handed out to areas recovering from the catastrophe, will the city of Ishinomaki be able to stand on its own?
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CULTURE / Books
Mar 6, 2021
‘When The Waves Came’: Personal accounts from the 3/11 disaster zone
At the heart of M.W. Larson's book of March 11, 2011, and its aftermath are the stories of the individuals who lived through the disaster, bringing to light all that was lost that day.
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JAPAN
Mar 5, 2021
Rescue mission: The animals being cared for in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato stayed behind to look after cats when other residents evacuated, spurred on in part by the shock of finding dead pets in abandoned houses.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 5, 2021
Emergency Japanese that, fingers crossed, you'll never need to use
As with most disasters, it's better if you do your preparations for some scenarios while things are safer. Of course, that includes knowing the language of emergencies.
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JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
Decade after Fukushima disaster, Greenpeace sees cleanup failure
Greenpeace said its own radiation surveys conducted over the last decade have consistently found readings above government target levels.
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JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
Ken Watanabe's support for survivors of 3/11 is a 'lifetime's work'
The actor's decadelong efforts to help survivors of the March 11 disaster include opening a cafe in Miyagi Prefecture and launching websites to solicit donations and words of encouragement.
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JAPAN
Mar 4, 2021
Membership of fisheries groups shrank 24% in areas hit by 2011 disaster
Nationwide, the membership of fisheries cooperative had fallen 18.7% by the fiscal year ended March 2019 compared to fiscal 2010, the fisheries ministry said.
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CULTURE / Film
Mar 4, 2021
A day to remember: Japanese films about 3/11
Japan's cinema grapples with the triple disaster of 2011 from a variety of angles.
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CULTURE / Music
Mar 4, 2021
Taiko artist Eitetsu Hayashi to mark 50th anniversary with a universal beat
Eitetsu Hayashi, who is marking 50 years as a drummer this year, will perform two concerts to offer solace to those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 2, 2021
I survived the March 11 tsunami. Here's what it taught me about the people of Tohoku.
Matthew Ketchum was sitting at home on March 11, 2011, when the shaking started. In a matter of hours, his whole world changed.
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JAPAN
Mar 2, 2021
Japan to hold ceremony marking decade since 3/11 quake and tsunami
A moment of silence will be observed at 2:46 p.m., when the huge quake shook Japan a decade ago, triggering tsunamis as well as a nuclear crisis in Fukushima, and killing more than 15,000 people.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Feb 26, 2021
Radiation criteria sow confusion for evacuees
The government has given two conflicting figures for radiation exposure levels — 20 millisieverts a year and 1 millisievert a year — triggering concern.
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JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 26, 2021
Aichi rescue officer remembers information blackout after 3/11
Kunihiko Asai cautions against taking electronic devices for granted in times of disaster.
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TENNIS
Feb 23, 2021
Naomi Osaka dedicates win to earthquake and coronavirus victims
Two days after claiming her fourth Grand Slam, the 23-year-old offered support to those still recovering from the March 11 disaster as well as those struggling amid the ongoing pandemic.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 22, 2021
Funding crunch hampers preservation of sites hit by 2011 quake
Officials say maintaining the sites has become an increasing struggle amid public apathy and drops in both donations and paying visitors.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2021
Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥278 million over Fukushima crisis
The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had dismissed the state's responsibility for the 2011 nuclear crisis.
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Feb 19, 2021
Sendai farmers' post-tsunami struggles compounded by pandemic and policy
Last spring saw a decrease in demand for fresh produce as eateries closed during the state of emergency, and wholesale prices of some vegetables dropped by half.

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