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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2019
Eight years on, Abe says 3/11 recovery nearing 'final stages,' though half of public unconvinced
Japan pauses at 2:46 p.m. to observe a moment of silence and reflect on all that has happened since that fateful day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2019
Tohoku residents still haunted by memories of devastating 3/11 triple disaster
Despite the passage of time, their stories are still heart-wrenching.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Moving forward
Mar 10, 2019
'Recovery Olympics' moniker for 2020 Games rubs 3/11 evacuees the wrong way
Residents in the area view the preparations as something happening in the background. In fact, some believe they are actually hindering the region's recovery.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2019
Ishinomaki whale-tooth artisan who lost shop on 3/11 sees chance to preserve tradition
In a once-booming whaling community in the northeast, an artisan has managed to keep alive a whale-tooth crafting tradition after his store was destroyed by the mega-quake and tsunami in 2011.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 10, 2019
A new approach to volunteering in Tohoku
When Angela Ortiz describes what it felt like to return to Aomori Prefecture five days after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, she uses words like "horror," "incredulous disbelief" and "intense curiosity."
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Moving forward
Mar 9, 2019
Foreign workers helping Tohoku seafood companies recover from 2011 quake and tsunami
Fish processors are now trying to stem their losses by turning to foreign trainees as firms deal with a severe labor shortage in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2019
Most evacuees under 50 from three Fukushima towns near nuclear disaster have no plan to return
Many former residents of Futaba, Namie and Tomioka say they have established new lives elsewhere and that their adopted hometowns are more convenient.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Moving forward
Mar 8, 2019
Tohoku tours shed light on life in the aftermath of the 3/11 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster
This is the second in a series examining how the northeast and the nation are progressing with efforts to deal with the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Moving forward
Mar 7, 2019
Eight years after triple nuclear meltdown, Fukushima No. 1's water woes show no signs of ebbing
This is the first in a series examining how the northeast and the nation are progressing with efforts to deal with the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2019
78% of older teenagers in Japan anxious about natural disasters, survey says
A majority of the respondents found education about disaster preparedness and related risks helpful in times of disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2019
Tsunami-hit Japanese town completes divisive demolition of former municipal office
A town in Iwate Prefecture on Wednesday completed the demolition of its former municipal office building — where its mayor and 27 other workers were killed in the tsunami triggered by the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 — even though some people had sought to have it preserved...
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 18, 2019
Global coal phase-out raises difficult questions for nuclear-averse post-Fukushima Japan
Concern about climate change has led to a global shift away from using carbon-emitting coal for electricity, but in post-Fukushima Japan, where nuclear remains a dirty word, coal has become king.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Feb 17, 2019
Fukushima town works to revive herb vital to its frozen rice cake delicacy
A breeze rustles through leaves of oyamabokuchi plants on a farm in Katsurao, a village in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2019
Despite some calling for it to be preserved, Iwate Prefecture town begins demolishing tsunami-hit former municipal hall
Work began Saturday to tear down a former town hall building in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, where dozens of people died after it was hit by a tsunami in 2011, despite calls by some local residents to preserve it as a memorial.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2019
Last public school in Iwate wrecked by 3/11 quake and tsunami rebuilt in Rikuzentakata
A ceremony marking the reconstruction of an elementary school — the last public school in Iwate Prefecture heavily damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to be rebuilt — was held Friday in the city of Rikuzentakata.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jan 13, 2019
Students tasked with developing dishes using Fukushima produce to promote prefecture's recovery
A group of elementary, junior high and high school students in the city of Fukushima are taking part in an initiative to develop original recipes using local agricultural products as part of a broader project to highlight the city's recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2019
2020 Olympic torches to be made of recycled aluminum from Fukushima temporary housing
Recycled aluminum from temporary housing in disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture is expected to be used in the crafting of Tokyo 2020 Olympic torches, sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2018
Shop selling sharkskin products hopes to revive tsunami-hit Kesennuma, known for shark fishing
The owner of a shop specializing in products made from sharkskin hopes the business will help revitalize a northeastern Japanese city devastated by tsunami and fire following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 5, 2018
Former mayor expresses anger at Tepco in trial over Fukushima crisis
A former mayor of a city hit by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis told a court on Wednesday that he wants to express his "anger" on behalf of citizens who had to flee their homes due to the disaster and whose lives are still filled with uncertainties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 2, 2018
Japan may take Taiwan's Fukushima food import ban to WTO
Japan may take Taiwan's import ban on food products from Fukushima and other prefectures affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster to the World Trade Organization, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Sunday.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world