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Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

National 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

National 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 ...