Tohoku fundraising drives launched for Taiwan

Feb 11, 2018

Tohoku fundraising drives launched for Taiwan

Areas hit hard by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have begun a fundraising push for victims of last week's earthquake in Taiwan — part of a bid to repay the kindness afforded them seven years ago. Fundraising has already begun in some ...

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

Feb 9, 2018

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

A golden Labrador retriever on his first rescue mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search teams find two people trapped in a building severely damaged building by this week's deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung (Iron Hero) braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test ...

Japan's Mami Mizutori named special U.N. envoy for disaster reduction

Feb 1, 2018

Japan's Mami Mizutori named special U.N. envoy for disaster reduction

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday the appointment of former diplomat Mami Mizutori as assistant secretary-general and the U.N. chief's special representative for disaster risk reduction. Mizutori, set to succeed Robert Glasser of Australia, will be the fourth Japanese to serve as a special representative ...