Tag - great-east-japan-earthquake



Japan Times
Jan 14, 2017
Recalling the ins and outs of our memory
In the Harry Potter films, Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore shows the young wizard memories that he keeps in glass vessels. The franchise portrays memories as things that possess a physical structure that can be moved around. Although they appear to look like wispy bits of fluff, they are given form and structure.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 3, 2016
The British connection
While Brexit may have muddied the waters separating Japan and Britain, the design collaborations between the two island nations are still strong.
Japan Times
Nov 5, 2016
Japanese students and educators mark World Tsunami Awareness Day
Japanese students and educators at an event marking World Tsunami Awareness Day stressed the importance of preparing for disasters and urged people to think about and discuss what they should do in case such a catastrophe strikes.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2016
Japan's soccer team to return to training camp used in Fukushima cleanup
The base for the cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear plant that suffered core meltdowns in 2011 will be returned by March to its original use: the training camp for the Japanese national soccer team.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 28, 2016
Ishinomaki to appeal ruling over tsunami deaths of school students
The city's mayor says it will appeal a court ruling ordering it to pay, together with Miyagi Prefecture, u00a51.4 billion in damages.
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JAPAN / Society
Oct 26, 2016
Namie radiation evacuees fear return
Weed-engulfed buildings and shuttered businesses paint an eerie picture of a coastal Japanese town abandoned after a monstrous earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2016
Airbnb scores tourism-promotion deal with city in Iwate
Airbnb Inc., a popular U.S. online marketplace and home-stay network, and Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, have agreed to join hands on promoting tourism in the city, the company's first deal with a Japanese municipality.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2016
Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce
Nearly 5½ years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, a fan club was launched last week with an ambitious membership goal: gain 200,000 members by 2020 and boost the region's products in the process.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2016
'Carlos Ayesta + Guillaume Bression: Retrace our Steps'
Until July 24
Japan Times
May 17, 2016
'The Present Areas Affected by the Catastrophe: The Art of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima'
Until June 26
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2016
Aoki, Maki cherished chance to play for Hill
Second in a three-part series
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2016
Looking forward through photography
The spectacular landscapes left by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have been used as source material by photographers to an extraordinary degree. Yes, using the words "spectacular" and "landscape" here may seem indecent, but this is one of many difficult issues that arise when photography and human suffering meet. Another problem is that "good" work, however you want to define it, may have resulted from questionable motives, and vice versa.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2016
Tohoku is literally still waiting to move on
Earlier this month, the NHK travel series, "Tsurube Toasts Families," in which rakugo (traditional comic storyteller) performer Shofukutei Tsurube and a guest visit a town and talk to residents on an impromptu basis, went to some new communities in the area destroyed by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
Feb 25, 2016
March 2011 disasters caused 1,698 bankruptcies: think tank
A credit research agency said Thursday 1,698 corporate bankruptcies were triggered by the calamity in March 2011 that devastated northeastern Japan.
Japan Times
Feb 19, 2016
Police investigations in Japan seriously affected by 2011 tsunami: sources
Statutes of limitations have passed for 19 criminal cases in a town in northeast Japan where evidence was partly or completely lost due to massive tsunami triggered by the 2011 earthquake, police sources said Friday.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2016
'Kesennuma and Memories of the Great East Japan Earthquake'
Feb. 13-March 21
Dec 5, 2015
U.N. committee adopts Japanese-led resolution to raise tsunami awareness
A U.N. committee declares Nov. 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day ahead of the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster to highlight the dangers the waves pose.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2015
'Architecture Since 3.11'
Nov. 7-Jan. 31
Jun 23, 2015
Tokyo museum showing Buddha statue drawings by Tohoku disaster survivors living in temporary housing
An art exhibit in Tokyo is showing 311 drawings of statues of Buddha by those who are still living in temporary housing in areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, NHK reported on Tuesday.
Japan Times
May 30, 2015
Tsunami-hit Senseki Line recovers in Miyagi
A train line in Miyagi Prefecture resumes full services more than four years after being washed away by the 2011 tsunami that devastated much of Tohoku's coastline.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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