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GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2019
Tohoku residents still haunted by memories of devastating 3/11 triple disaster
Despite the passage of time, their stories are still heart-wrenching.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2019
Tsunami-hit Japanese town completes divisive demolition of former municipal office
A town in Iwate Prefecture on Wednesday completed the demolition of its former municipal office building — where its mayor and 27 other workers were killed in the tsunami triggered by the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 — even though some people had sought to have it preserved as a memorial.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2018
Town that hosts disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant aims to allow daytime access to special zone in 2020
One of the municipalities that hosts the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is considering lifting restrictions on daytime access in spring 2020 to an area being rebuilt in the town center, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 16, 2018
The Michinoku Coastal Trail: Tohoku's recovery in action
The Michinoku Coastal Trail is a 2013 initiative by Japan's environment ministry to rejuvenate disaster-stricken Tohoku through ecotourism. At 700-kilometers long, it winds through protected forest, bucolic villages and along dramatic coastlines.
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Rugby
Aug 22, 2018
New stadium gives recovering Kamaishi hope for future
Takeshi Nagata looks out over the pitch from the back stand of Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium and tugs at the collar of his shirt. He retired from playing rugby six years ago, but his body is still in good shape and his formal clothes look uncomfortable stretched over his compact but formidable physique.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
May 18, 2018
Aspiring brewer taps Fukushima town's hops in bid to boost sagging farming industry
"I can't wait to drink delicious beer made from homegrown hops," Makoto Honma, the president of Hop Japan Inc., told farmers with a smile in April when he visited them in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
On anniversary, 3/11 survivors pay tribute to lost kin
People in Fukushima and other areas damaged by the 2011 mega-quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis pay tribute to lost loved ones by renew their determination to get their own lives back on track.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2018
Compensation awarded over 102-year-old's suicide amid Fukushima crisis
The man was found to have killed himself a day after learning the government was set to issue an evacuation order for his village.
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JAPAN
Jan 30, 2018
Tepco refused safety agency's proposal to simulate Fukushima tsunami nine years before meltdown disaster
Testimony about the plan was submitted as part of a lawsuit filed by Fukushima evacuees seeking compensation from the utility and the central government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2018
Japan studies how to support 2011 disaster areas after Reconstruction Agency folds in 2021
The government has started preliminary work on determining how best to support rebuilding efforts in areas of northeastern Japan devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster when the Reconstruction Agency is abolished in March 2021, sources said Tuesday.
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JAPAN
Sep 11, 2017
Rent hike looms for 70% of 3/11 disaster victims in state-run housing
The government moves to reduce financial support for people with low incomes affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
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Figure Skating
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.
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JAPAN
May 27, 2017
Replanting project launched to restore pine tree forest in tsunami-hit Rikuzentakata
A project to restore a pine tree forest wiped out by the tsunami that destroyed Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, in March 2011 kicked off Saturday with the goal of having about 40,000 saplings planted on the city's coastline by March 2020.
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Rugby
May 26, 2017
McCaw hopes to inspire kids with charity work in Japan
All Blacks legend Richie McCaw kicked off a four-day charity tour of Japan on Friday and vowed to bring a smile to the faces of children affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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COMMUNITY / How-tos / HOME TRUTHS
Apr 2, 2017
Temporary disaster housing has an unforeseen permanence
The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake left 110,000 people in three prefectures without shelter. Most of these people moved into emergency evacuation centers while the authorities prepared temporary housing for them.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 10, 2017
Parliamentary vice minister replaced following puddle piggyback joke
The government on Friday replaced a parliamentary vice minister who was warned last year after he was seen being carried across a puddle in a typhoon-hit area and then made light of the gaffe this week.
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CULTURE / Art
Mar 7, 2017
'Tohoku — Kumamoto Exhibition Linked by Art, Architecture and Design'
March 1-April 30
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2017
Yokohama school officials admit Fukushima boy who paid classmates was victim of bullying
The Yokohama Board of Education has admitted that a 13-year-old boy's payments to classmates were the result of bullying when he was attending a local elementary school after evacuating from Fukushima Prefecture to escape the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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