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GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 29, 2022
One year on, Tohoku searching for legacy of ‘reconstruction Olympics’
Disaster-hit areas had welcomed the Olympics as an opportunity to express gratitude for global support after the 2011 quake, but the Tokyo 2020 Games were heavily affected by the pandemic.
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BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jul 25, 2022
After 10 years, 'Toyota-ism' takes root in Tohoku as force for reconstruction
Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda has said, u201cThere will be no recovery of Japan without the recovery of the Tohoku region.u201d
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CULTURE / Film
Mar 31, 2022
‘One Day, You Will Reach the Sea’: A haunting ode to those who couldn’t say goodbye
Yukino Kishii gives a controlled performance as a woman struggling to deal with the disappearance of a former friend in Ryutaro Nakagawau2019s drama.
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BASKETBALL
Mar 13, 2021
Wheelchair basketball star aims to lift Tohoku with gold at Tokyo Paralympics
When wheelchair basketball Paralympian Akira Toyoshima takes the court at the Tokyo Games, he hopes to encourage residents of his native Tohoku region.
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Figure Skating
Mar 11, 2021
Yuzuru Hanyu driven to greatness by 2011 disaster experience
A 16-year-old high school student when the earthquake and tsunami struck on 3/11, Hanyu found purpose on the ice u2014 transforming into a skating icon and two-time Olympic champion.
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SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
Mar 10, 2021
Vegalta and Frontale fans deepen ties in decade after 3/11
The two teams have forged a close bond that started with an emotional encounter just six weeks after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 10, 2021
Former Rakuten pitcher Darrell Rasner recalls 3/11 'heartbreak'
The American right-hander, who helped the Eagles capture the Japan Series in 2013, vividly remembers the "strength and compassion" shown by those in the region after the disaster.
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EDITORIALS
Mar 12, 2020
What remains undone in the post-3/11 reconstruction
Many of the people affected by the disasters are still struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
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CULTURE / Film
Feb 13, 2020
'Beneath the Shadow': Too obscure for its own good
Keishi Otomo's latest film looks at two colleagues whose blossoming bromance threatens to turn into something more mysterious.
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JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jan 24, 2020
Shaken by Kobe quake, Peruvian works to help Hyogo's Spanish speakers in times of disaster
Roxana Oshiro, a Peruvian of Japanese descent, came to Japan in 1991 and was living in a dormitory in Kobe with her husband and child when the Great Hanshin Earthquake hit the region in 1995.
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CULTURE / Film
Jan 23, 2020
'Voices in the Wind': Loss and a haunting journey home
Serena Motola gives a raw performance as a young survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 in Nobuhiro Suwa's latest film.
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Rugby
Sep 26, 2019
Kamaishi saluted by fans and players for its resilience
High school student Yukime Sasaki and two other young girls were all beaming smiles to greet hundreds of visitors who stopped by on Wednesday afternoon before a Rugby World Cup game between Uruguay and Fiji.
MORE SPORTS
Jul 24, 2019
Road relay to support northeastern areas hit by 2011 disasters begins
A 1,000-km road relay between Aomori Prefecture and Tokyo began Wednesday in support of Tohoku's continuing recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
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Rugby
Jul 20, 2019
Cheer song 'Daenzakura' unites players and fans
Music and sports are completely different fields. There are many situations, however, where their paths cross. Often it's music and songs that help cheer up fans and teams and allow supporters to develop strong bonds with the players and each other.
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2019
2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay to pass through disaster-hit areas, World Heritage sites
The organizing committee of the 2020 Games said Saturday the Tokyo Olympics torch relay will pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 29, 2019
Fukushima radioactive contaminants found as far north as Alaska's Bering Strait
Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crippled by tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2019
Ex-Tepco execs' lawyers make final plea for acquittal over negligence in Fukushima nuclear crisis
The defense team said it was impossible for the executives to foresee the tsunami that engulfed the power plant and caused fuel meltdowns following a massive earthquake.
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JAPAN
Mar 12, 2019
Event held in Taiwan to mark eighth anniversary of 3/11 earthquake and tsunami
A memorial ceremony was held in Taipei on Monday to mark the eighth anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which devastated northeastern Japan, and express gratitude for the assistance provided by Taiwan.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 11, 2019
Eagles donate 1,000 seats to ballpark in disaster-hit town
The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles donated 1,000 seats on Monday from their home stadium to a local ballpark in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, an area hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
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JAPAN
Mar 11, 2019
Eight years on, Abe says 3/11 recovery nearing 'final stages,' though half of public unconvinced
Japan pauses at 2:46 p.m. to observe a moment of silence and reflect on all that has happened since that fateful day.

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