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Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Jun 9, 2018

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that was expected to be their last to the region before his abdication next year. The Imperial Couple visited a housing ...

Residents volunteer to preserve monuments to disaster

Mar 11, 2018

Residents volunteer to preserve monuments to disaster

Yuichi Yonezawa believes he owes his life to the three-story building that used to house his company in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. On March 11, 2011, Yonezawa ran up to the roof of the building and climbed the chimney, narrowly escaping the ...

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...