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Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
Ghost towns of Fukushima remain empty after decadelong rebuild
Reconstruction efforts, from supermarkets and transport infrastructure to cutting-edge technology, have yet to entice large numbers of people to return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2021
Japan's foreign minister to push nations to lift ban on Fukushima food
Of the 54 countries and regions that introduced import curbs on Japanese food products following the nuclear disaster, 15 maintain restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
Olympic torchbearer aiming to remind the world of 2011 disaster
Kenichi Kurosawa survived the earthquake and tsunami, and has been constantly encouraging his neighbors to stay strong ever since.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 11, 2021
Fighting through the pain: Lady Gaga sends message of support to Japan
'It seems like yesterday that I was watching the shocking footage of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on the news and thinking, 'what can I do to help?,'' Lady Gaga said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
Japan remembers 'man-made' Fukushima nuclear disaster, 10 years on
Areas around the Fukushima plant remain off-limits, worries about radiation levels linger and many who left have settled elsewhere.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
The scars remain: Tohoku communities still struggling to rebuild, 10 years on
Limited employment options, lingering psychological issues and population decline have made full recovery a long-term issue for many parts of Tohoku.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Mar 10, 2021
From AC Japan ads to 'Your Name.': The impact of 3/11 on pop culture
The triple disaster of 2011 still looms large in the collective memory of those who were in Japan at the time. How society remembers it, though, has been influenced by films, music and art.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 10, 2021
'News by and for disaster victims': Fukushima reporters look back on 3/11
As reporters from across the world flocked to Japan, it was local journalists who were the first to arrive at the scene of the disaster and the last to leave.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2021
Fukushima accident unlikely to cause future health effects, U.N. says
Future health problems directly linked to radiation exposure from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are 'unlikely to be discernible,' a U.N. panel has stated.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 10, 2021
Japan’s lack of preparedness: Lessons from Fukushima and COVID-19
Abrupt decisions, poor information dissemination and a lack of foresight hampered efforts to assist the country through crises.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
Deconstructing reconstruction to further understand Fukushima
It remains uncertain if decommissioning of the Fukushima plant can be completed on schedule between 2041 and 2051.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and what we know today
A decade after the disaster, the landscape for Fukushima Prefecture and its people, as well as the nuclear sector in Japan, looks quite different.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
With return to normalcy in sight, Fukushima fishermen fear release of nuclear plant water
Those in the industry worry that draining the water from the nuclear plant into the sea would hinder the recovery they have made in the years since the disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
'I still have dreams about it': Volunteers reflect on 3/11 aftermath
Ten years on from the disaster, expats who gave their time to help the victims have found the experience has stuck with them.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 9, 2021
Hiroko Ito: ‘When disaster strikes, secure your own safety first of all’
Hiroko Ito is a specialist in disaster management, and has also helped launch Kyushu's first Mobile Pharmacy service.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2021
Photo essay: Tsunami survivors call lost loves on the 'phone of the wind'
Thousands of visitors from across Japan have made trips to the phone, including people who have lost relatives to sickness and suicide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
Tepco president vows to responsibly scrap Fukushima reactors
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, has vowed to responsibly scrap the crippled reactors and revitalize the economies of its host communities, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
In wake of Japan disaster, scientists aim for faster and more accurate tsunami warnings
One recent project looks at how a new AI model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before a tsunami reaches land.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 8, 2021
Ten years on from 3/11, do you think you're ready for the 'Big One'?
What if the quake that hit Tohoku 10 years ago happened along the Nankai Trough to the south of Japan? Well, experts are predicting this very scenario.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
Tectonic wobbles and muddy deposits: The seismic clues leading up to 3/11
New research is allowing scientists to envision a future where megathrust quakes are not only less unexpected, but perhaps, to a certain degree, predictable.

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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