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Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Mar 7, 2014
Nagoya students give up time for 3/11 survivors
This month marks the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THREE YEARS AFTER 3/11
Mar 6, 2014
Solving Fukushima water problem a long, hard slog
Three years after it was devastated by monster tsunami, the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant continues to be plagued by numerous problems as it lurches through the decades-long process toward decommissioning.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THREE YEARS AFTER 3/11
Mar 5, 2014
Tohoku finding real recovery hard to come by
Yumiko Onodera is a survivor. She saw her town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, devastated by gigantic tsunami and ensuing fire from damaged heavy oil tanks at the major fishery port on March 11, 2011.
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JAPAN
Mar 5, 2014
Sacred dance helps preserve community spirit in Tohoku
When Masayuki Sasayama's house was swept away by the tsunami three years ago, he was temporarily separated from his family and forced to stay in an evacuation shelter, but the tragedy did not stop him from helping preserve his hometown's "kagura," a traditional performance art dedicated to Shinto gods.
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2014
Decision not to indict Kan over 3/11 upheld
An independent judicial panel has upheld the Tokyo prosecutors' decision last September not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan and five other people over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, panel sources said.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2014
Vets reopen clinic, care for displaced people's pets
Despite having to evacuate their hometown because of the nuclear crisis there, a husband-and-wife veterinarian couple are continuing to provide a vital service to pet owners from near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Feb 17, 2014
Filipino academic community in Japan unites to aid typhoon-hit homeland
Reggy Figer saw the news. A rapidly intensifying typhoon was heading towards his family in Tacloban. Concerned and nearly 3,000 km away in Nagoya, Figer sent a text message to his sister, Aileen Rose Figer-Peru, asking her to go to his parents' home.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2014
Fukushima inks renewables pact
Fukushima Prefecture has signed an agreement with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to work together on promoting the use of renewable energy.
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JAPAN
Feb 6, 2014
3/11 study stresses liquefaction risk
Soil liquefaction in the March 2011 earthquake was more widespread than previously thought and not restricted to areas of reclaimed land, disaster risk research shows.
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JAPAN
Feb 6, 2014
Pets providing warm cheer in 3/11 temporary housing
Life can be bleak for the people still living in temporary accommodations nearly three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, but pets have been a great help for some.
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JAPAN
Jan 29, 2014
Shelters still keeping pets left homeless by 3/11
About 70 dogs and cats are still living in a shelter in Sendai, almost three years after the region was devastated in the March 2011 disasters.
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2014
Tsunami-hit city shares recovery tips with typhoon-hit Philippines
A city in Miyagi Prefecture that was devastated by the March 2011 disasters is sharing its recovery lessons with the central Philippines, which is trying to recover from the damage Typhoon Haiyan inflicted in November.
ENVIRONMENT
Jan 18, 2014
Will Japan prepared mean nature ruined?
"Resilience" is a hot topic these days — not in self-help books, but among policymakers worldwide. As governments become convinced that climate change is a real threat, they are taking steps to ensure communities can bounce back from the increasing impact of floods, storms, fires and droughts they will likely face in coming years.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2014
Anti-nuclear groups urge Taiwanese to join reactor makers lawsuit
Two Japanese anti-nuclear groups urged Taiwanese on Tuesday to join their international campaign seeking to abolish a law in Japan that exempts suppliers of nuclear plant equipment from legal responsibilities for accidents.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2014
Komatsu bets on local concrete boom as global mining sales falter
Construction equipment maker Komatsu Ltd. expects spending on disaster reconstruction and prevention, as well as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, to boost earnings in its home market.
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JAPAN
Dec 27, 2013
Midwife put duty at coastal clinic before own safety on 3/11
As a maternity hospital midwife, Yukie Aoyama felt a powerful sense of duty that overrode her fear when the city of Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, was struck by the huge earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the Tohoku region in March 2011.
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JAPAN
Dec 26, 2013
Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11
The earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, left more than 18,000 people dead or missing, including 30 non-Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2013
Last 3/11 evacuation center to close
The occupants of the last evacuation center for people displaced by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis will find new homes by the end of this year, the mayor of an evacuated town in Fukushima Prefecture said Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Dec 4, 2013
Many evacuees still in temp housing
The occupancy rate for makeshift housing units set up after the March 2011 mega-quake and tsunami is still at more than 85 percent in the three hardest-hit prefectures, 1,000 days since the twin disasters struck.
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JAPAN
Dec 2, 2013
Twice tsunami survivor's lesson told via pictures
Yoshi Tabata, 88, has been using handmade picture cards for more than 30 years to recount her experience of surviving powerful 1933 tsunami that hit the Sanriku coast in the Tohoku region.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on