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GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

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JAPAN / Society
May 12, 2015
Dog was a savior to tsunami survivor, now a dying friend
About 30 km north of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, an old shiba dog strains for breath in a temporary, prefabricated house in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 25, 2015
Fighting to recover from the ocean's wrath
On April 11, Wataru Takeshita, the minister for reconstruction of the areas most seriously affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, met in Kamaishi with local government representatives to discuss the budget for Iwate Prefecture. After the meeting, the mayor of Kamaishi spoke to the press and said Takeshita told them the central government would continue paying for reconstruction work through next year, but after that he expected the prefecture and municipalities to cover part of the burden themselves.
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BASEBALL
Mar 21, 2015
Jeter, Matsui bring star power to charity event
Hideki Matsui stepped into the batter's box for old times' sake and, with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter watching, capped a special day by sending a ball over the fence and into the right-field seats at Tokyo Dome. One more home run for Godzilla on a day full of them for Tohoku.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 14, 2015
Failing to rebuild communities in Tohoku
The NHK travel program "Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kampai" ("Tsurube Toasts Families") recently aired a two-parter about the town of Watari in Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated in the March 11, 2011, tsunami. In the series, rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube and a celebrity guest visit small towns unannounced and try to get to know some residents. The encounters are casual and highlight the special qualities of the area, but the basic aim is to show the close bonds that define a community.
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OLYMPICS
Mar 11, 2015
Murofushi, Miyagi Prefecture students team up to clean 1964 Olympic Cauldron
Koji Murofushi secured a permanent place in the annals of track and field by capturing the men's hammer throw gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the bronze eight years later at the London Summer Games.
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LIFE / Travel
Mar 7, 2015
Rikuzentakata looks to future with new tourism ventures
The coastal town of Rikuzentakata in southeastern Iwate Prefecture became an international symbol of the devastation wreaked by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Lashed by waves up to 13 meters high in places, the sections of the town closest to the sea were decimated and some 1,700 citizens lost their lives.
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JAPAN
Feb 27, 2015
Young 3/11 survivors bound for U.N. disaster summit
As survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami cope with the loss of their families, homes and livelihoods, some of the younger generation are focusing their energies on helping people elsewhere in Asia.
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JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Feb 27, 2015
Artist delivers heartfelt tribute to 3/11 cleanup workers
A couple from Nagoya have been posting daily pictures of heart-shaped images dedicated to those cleaning up the mess at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and other disaster-stricken parts of the Tohoku region.
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LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 30, 2015
Building social change after the earthquake
In 2011, the devastation of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami forced Japanese architects to rethink their understanding of architecture at a fundamental level — to consider closely society's systems and the affect buildings had on not only the life of, but also the psyche of the people.
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2014
11% of displaced households in Iwate and Miyagi haven't decided where they want to live
Eleven percent of the households displaced in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have failed to specify in recent surveys which types of housing they wish to move to from their current temporary housing.
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JAPAN
Sep 1, 2014
City of Urayasu still recovering from 3/11 liquefaction damage
Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, is still recovering from widespread liquefaction damage incurred in the Great East Japan Earthquake, with many roads and sewage system continuing to undergo repair more than three years later.
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JAPAN
Jul 23, 2014
Emperor, Empress visit shopping center in disaster-hit Minamisanriku
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a makeshift shopping center in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 15,000 lives.
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JAPAN
Jul 11, 2014
Tohoku teens plan thank-you festival in Paris
Some 80 Tohoku teenagers in an OECD-supported educational project will hold a cultural festival in Paris in August to express gratitude to those who supported the region's recovery, student representatives said Friday.
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JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jul 11, 2014
Restorer in tsunami-hit Sendai reunites photos with owners
If a stray photo has an owner, Kaori Nose will try to reunite them.
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CULTURE / Books
Jul 5, 2014
From the Japanese
This fourth volume of poetry from Tokyo resident Paul Rossiter conveys his 40-year relationship with Japan in collected poems both thoughtful and thought-provoking. These range from the impressions of a startled first-time tourist in 1969 through to Rossiter's visits to Ishinomaki in Tohoku in December of 2011 in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster, and reveal a life lived on the outside and inside of Japanese culture.
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JAPAN
May 29, 2014
British fundraiser heading to Hokkaido on epic bike trip
A British man is riding a motorcycle from Britain to Japan to raise money for orphans from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
May 3, 2014
Oysters offer pearls of wisdom within
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, our C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust, based in Kurohime, Nagano Prefecture, has been helping to relocate an elementary school in Miyagi Prefecture that was destroyed by the huge tsunami that followed.
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COMMUNITY / Voices
Apr 9, 2014
Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises
The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe and its subsequent effects provided the country with an opportunity to reform and turn the page on two decades of political, social and economic crisis. In his 2013 book “3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan,” Richard Samuels, director of the MIT Japan Program, chronicles the 18 months that followed the disaster and explains why this opportunity for change wasn’t followed by substantial progress. Here, Samuels expands on some of the issues he examined in his book:
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2014
Palestinian-Japanese woman sends surplus Tohoku relief goods to Syrian refugees
A Palestinian-Japanese woman is leading a project linking Japanese victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami with refugees in war-ravaged Syria.
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JAPAN
Apr 3, 2014
Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation
Residents of coastal areas in the Tohoku region sought refuge in nearby facilities early Thursday after an earthquake off Chile's northern coast on Tuesday night triggered a tsunami alert.

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