Tag - earthquakes



Jun 18, 2013
NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1
The Nuclear Regulation Authority denied Monday that the Great East Japan Earthquake damaged piping related to critical cooling equipment in the building housing reactor 1 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant before the tsunami hit.
May 12, 2013
NRA asks Kepco to recheck Oi safety
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has asked Kansai Electric Power Co. to re-examine the seismic resistance of its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the assumption that three active faults around it might move in tandem during a quake.
Mar 28, 2013
15.5% quake insurance hike sought
A property and casualty industry body is planning to raise standard earthquake insurance premiums for housing by a nationwide average of 15.5 percent following the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Mar 19, 2013
¥220 trillion hit seen from Nankai quake
The bill for a 9.0-magnitude temblor striking in the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan would be about ¥220 trillion — not including nuclear fallout damages.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2013
Tohoku coast faces man-made perils in wake of tsunami
One day in October 2011, marine ecologist Masahiro Nakaoka donned his scuba gear, paddled into the waters of Funakoshi Bay in Iwate Prefecture, and braced himself for his first glimpse of its underwater communities since a massive tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake swept through seven...
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2013
Data from 3/11 could save lives if used effectively
As the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approached, the media again rallied to pay tribute to the tragedy's victims, whether dead or alive. Many of the latter are still in limbo, unsure of their future since the events of that day wiped out much of their past.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2013
Communities grapple with breakups
It is often said that natural disasters destroy communities three times — once by evacuation, twice by moving residents into temporary housing and a third time by issuing public housing by lottery.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2013
Tokyo doctor adds disaster zone to practice
Ever since the 9-magnitude earthquake rocked the Tohoku region two years ago, Tokyo doctor Naoko Ishii and her husband, Hajime, have been quasi-residents of the Ogatsu district of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2013
Past quakes' survivors help Tohoku regroup
Akira Miyasada drives his Kobe-registered car along the deserted beaches in the Ogatsu district of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, stopping to speak with locals and listen carefully to their stories from the devastating March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.
Feb 28, 2013
AKB48 and director Nobuhiko Obayashi honor postquake efforts in Tohoku
Virtuoso movie director Nobuhiko Obayashi has created a film that pays homage to Tohoku's postdisaster recovery in an unusual collaboration with all-girl pop idol group AKB48.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2013
Christchurch marks quake, two years on
Mourners from New Zealand, Japan and several other countries gathered Friday at the site of a TV building in Christchurch that collapsed during a massive earthquake that hit the city two years ago, killing 115 people.
Feb 15, 2013
Improve reconstruction efforts
As of mid-January, at least 316,000 people were still living away from homes affected by the 3/11 quake-tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.
Jan 29, 2013
Tohoku's tourism rebound below 80% of prequake level
Tourism levels at hotels and inns in the Tohoku region, which was clobbered by the March 2011 megaquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, remained below 80 percent of their prequake levels in the first half of fiscal 2012, the Japan Tourism Agency said Monday.
May 15, 2011
Author's fiction turns horribly real
The Pacific Ocean a few kilometers off the coast of a city in the Tokai region of central Honshu turns white. Hundreds of curious holidaymakers caught in a traffic jam on the seaside road get out of their cars and jump up onto the sea wall for a better view of the strange sight — only to realize that...
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2011
Awaji Island quake museum offers shocks and survivors
At age 79, Yoshiko Negita's mind is alert and her memory is laser-sharp. There is, too, a sense of urgency in her voice as this resident of Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea speaks to visitors at its Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park. There, preserved at an experiential museum, is an exposed section...
Japan Times
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Apr 7, 2011
Hanami dilemma: to jishuku or not jishuku
Plan to defy the calls for self-restraint following the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and celebrate sakura anyway? There's a right way to do that.


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