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ANNIVERSARY

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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 27, 2021
Dissecting payouts for decontamination work in Fukushima
Fukushima residents have been paid for their role in decontamination work in the prefecture since the 2011 accident.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 19, 2021
Support for Fukushima evacuees is essential, but help isn't always there
About 36,000 people are still unable to return, and many of them are worried about their bleak prospects, including dying alone.
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JAPAN
Mar 12, 2021
A slow return to agriculture in Fukushima’s evacuated areas
Ten years on from the triple disaster of 2011, farming in the region is tentatively getting back on its feet. But can this growth be sustained?
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Mar 12, 2021
Despite government help, business realities limit 3/11 recovery
Even with subsidies, many Tohoku firms have struggled to restructure debt and adapt their operations in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
A decade on, Japan remembers those lost in deadly quake and tsunami
Residents in the severely affected prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi observed a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., exactly a decade after the huge quake struck.
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JAPAN
Mar 11, 2021
Suga and Biden hail post-3/11 relief operation as sign of special Japan-U.S. bond
"We must not forget that, even after 10 years, many of those affected continue to struggle in the wake of the disaster," the leaders said in a joint statement.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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PODCAST / deep dive
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 85: Ishinomaki — A tsunami-ravaged city, 10 years on
Alex Martin and Mari Saito bring us two stories from Tohoku, a decade after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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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.
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SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
Mar 10, 2021
Vegalta and Frontale fans deepen ties in decade after 3/11
The two teams have forged a close bond that started with an emotional encounter just six weeks after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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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.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 10, 2021
Former Rakuten pitcher Darrell Rasner recalls 3/11 'heartbreak'
The American right-hander, who helped the Eagles capture the Japan Series in 2013, vividly remembers the "strength and compassion" shown by those in the region after the disaster.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 10, 2021
3/11 was pivotal for the Japan-U.S. alliance
It is difficult to describe just how important 3/11 was in evolving the alliance.
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EDITORIALS
Mar 10, 2021
The crisis a decade ago remains relevant today
As we commemorate those losses, we must also remember the heroes of that day and those that followed, men and women who scrambled to combat an unfolding catastrophe.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves