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EVACUEES

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2022
Bucha evacuee in Japan seeks healing in 'peaceful' Ukrainian hometown
Olena Samoylenko says it was 'heartbreaking' to see the destruction in places where she had played with her daughter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 26, 2018
U.N. rights expert urges Japan to halt women and child evacuee returns to radioactive parts of Fukushima
The Japanese government must halt the return of women and children displaced by the March 2011 nuclear disaster back to areas of Fukushima where radiation levels remain high, a U.N. human rights expert said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 21, 2018
News outlets in Japan question belated flood response
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe probably regrets attending a drinking party thrown by some Liberal Democratic Party colleagues on July 5. Even if he didn’t suffer a hangover, as some reports implied, he was forced to dodge media brickbats over his colleagues’ seeming inability to “read the air,” as...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
Non-Japanese speakers turned to employers for help in aftermath of west Japan flooding disaster
With basic necessities interrupted, homes evacuated and infrastructure badly in need of repair, surviving a disaster is challenging enough, but for non-Japanese speakers there is the added worry of getting important information in a language they can understand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2018
60% of Japanese commuters kept going to their workplace after June Osaka quake, survey shows
An expert says that during a crisis it would be better to turn around and go back home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2018
Osaka takes stock a week after violent rush-hour quake
Hundreds of Osaka residents were living in shelters Monday as the city and prefecture began to take account of the damage from last week's violent rush-hour earthquake.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2018
Volunteers rescue veritable Noah's Ark of Kilauea evacuees' pets and livestock
When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes as the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 24, 2018
Niigata surgeon takes on risk of economy-class syndrome in disaster-hit areas
Since the October 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, a vascular surgeon at Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital, has been conducting free checks for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), commonly known as economy-class syndrome, in quake-hit areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2017
Fukushima village begins sowing rice for first time since nuclear crisis
Rice planting for commercial sales began on Wednesday in a village in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 6, 2017
Abe spurns calls for reconstruction chief to quit over Fukushima evacuee gaffe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dismissed calls for the disaster reconstruction minister to resign after he made remarks implying that the nuclear refugees from Fukushima Prefecture should be left to fend for themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2017
Fukushima disaster reconstruction minister apologizes over outburst at journalist
Masahiro Imamura, minister in charge of reconstructing the disaster-hit Tohoku region, apologized Tuesday for raising his voice to a freelance journalist at a news conference over demanding questions on the government's support for Fukushima evacuees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2017
In first, government and Tepco found liable for Fukushima disaster
A Japanese court has ruled that the government and the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were responsible for failing to take preventive measures against the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2017
Grief victims themselves, mental care specialists reach out to Fukushima evacuees
Every month, Harumi Sugiyama and Yumiko Hongo visit an apartment complex in Tokyo accommodating people who fled the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, listening to the evacuees as they talk about their daily lives, frustrations and sorrows.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 7, 2017
Financial crunch time looms for Fukushima's 'voluntary evacuees'
This month, housing subsidies run out for those who fled the Fukushima nuclear disaster from areas other than the government-designated evacuation zones, and as the clock ticks down, evacuees have had to decide whether to return or move once again.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2017
Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as slash of housing subsidies nears
Nearly six years after Noriko Matsumoto and her children fled Fukushima Prefecture, fearing for their health from the nuclear disaster, they are confronted by a new potential hardship — the slashing of vital housing subsidies.
EDITORIALS
Nov 24, 2016
Inexcusable response in bullying case
Yokohama school officials and the municipal board of education deserve censure for their failure to stop the bullying of a schoolboy evacuee from Fukushima.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2016
All 4,300 temporary homes completed in quake-hit Kumamoto
Construction of all temporary housing units in Kumamoto Prefecture was completed Monday, paving the way for people forced from their homes by last April's powerful earthquakes to start rebuilding their lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2016
Quake-hit town in Kumamoto opens first batch of temp housing units
Evacuees in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, begin moving into temporary housing units two months after major earthquakes forced them from their homes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2016
Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake
Kumamoto and other southwestern prefectures on Monday marked one month since the second of two massive earthquakes struck the region in quick succession, leaving a total of 49 people dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2016
A week after initial quake, rescuers still searching; volunteers help to clean up homes
Teams resume a desperate search for people believed buried under mud in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture.

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