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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2022
Government to use 3D city modeling to better dispose of disaster waste
Around 20 million tons of disaster waste, such as debris and damaged furniture, were generated in affected areas by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2022
3/11 quake-related suicides in Japan total 246
Overall, the number each year has been on a downward trend, but briefly rose in both 2017 and 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2022
Supreme Court orders damages for Fukushima victims in landmark decision
Friday's decision came as the court rejected an appeal by Tepco and ruled it negligent for not taking preventive measures against a tsunami of that size, NHK said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Feb 21, 2022
Fukushima's forestry industry still haunted by nuclear meltdown
Despite a big decline in radiation, the sector faces reduced demand and difficulty hiring new workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 28, 2021
Ahead of a permanent return, Fukushima evacuees spend first night in homes since 2011 disaster
The village of Katsurao remains part of an exclusion zone due to high levels of radiation emitted during the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2021
Fukushima cattle farmer among Okuma residents allowed first overnight stay in 10 years
Mitsuhide Ikeda has commuted 20 kilometers to the family farm almost every day since the government allowed daytime entry to the restricted zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2021
IAEA delays Fukushima visit to assess water release due to omicron
The team's visit, originally scheduled for mid-December, will be postponed to January or later next year, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 22, 2021
Meet the man who welcomed Israeli doctors to a tsunami-hit town after 3/11
Isamu Sato, then the mayor of a city in Miyagi, used his connections to Israel to ensure Tohoku residents received the medical care they needed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Oct 18, 2021
How 3/11 forced a Fukushima doctor to become an expert in treating radiation
Medical workers who had no prior experience of dealing with the issue found themselves on the front line in March 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2021
Tokyo area quake reignites concerns over capital's seismic vulnerability
The Meteorological Agency was quick to dispel speculation that the tremor — a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that shook Tokyo late Thursday night — could be a foreshock for a larger quake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 6, 2021
Japan to sell 27% of Japan Post to raise reconstruction funds
The planned sale would represent a stake of about 27%, lowering the government's ownership to one third, the minimum allowed by law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 2, 2021
Learning from disaster: Across Tohoku, a race is on to preserve vital records
Volumes of archived materials outline the ordeal communities have been through over the past decade. Soon they could be lost.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 30, 2021
BOJ against 'unstoppable' direct finance after 2011 quake, minutes show
Masaaki Shirakawa, then-BOJ governor, warned that the central bank directly financing government spending would risk a sharp rise in inflation and undermine fiscal discipline.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jul 26, 2021
Fukushima's chance to reap the benefits of the Olympics look bleak
While food from the prefecture is being served in the athletes village, the opportunity to welcome tourists and spectators has disappeared.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
Volunteer superfan brings message of gratitude to Olympics in Miyagi
Clad in his homemade samurai armor and topknot, Hirokazu Tsunoda has used sporting events over the last decade to thank the world for its support after the March 11 disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
Home win in first event may console those promised 'Recovery Olympics'
The underlying theme of the Games — to showcase the Tohoku region's recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — has been largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 27, 2021
Ishinomaki Laboratory celebrates 10 years of DIY design
Ishinomaki Laboratory remains rooted in community empowerment, fusing quality design with social impact — locally as well as globally.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 23, 2021
As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm
Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted the No. 3 reactor at its Mihama station in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
Fukui nuclear unit becomes Japan's first to operate beyond 40-year limit
The reactor had stopped operations after the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 19, 2021
Fukushima farmers bet on French chefs' prestige
A recent tour of Fukushima Prefecture farms by two top Japan-based French chefs has raised hopes that they will help the prefecture find new markets for its agricultural produce.

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