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GREAT HANSHIN EARTHQUAKE

Rescue workers look for missing people in collapsed houses in the aftermath of the  earthquake that struck Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and the surrounding areas on Jan. 1.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 30, 2024
No one left behind: Japan needs to work on its multicultural disaster response
The Noto earthquake has put into relief, once again, the need to cater disaster responses and preparedness to everyone, including foreigners.
People light candles and offer prayers during an event at a park in Kobe on Wednesday, the 29th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Kobe stands with Noto area on 29th anniversary of Hanshin quake
Locals said their thoughts were with the people affected by the deadly quake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year's Day.
Takayasu Nikaido talks about the January 1995 earthquake that hit the Kobe area while showing videos he took in the aftermath of the quake.
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2024
Efforts underway to digitize videotapes of 1995 Kobe quake
Japanese manufacturers ended production of videotape players by 2016, and videotapes are said to have a lifespan of about 30 years
A member of the Self-Defense Forces leads residents from Fukamimachi, a village isolated by the Jan. 1 earthquake, to safety in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Ishikawa earthquake response sees growing opposition scrutiny
Criticisms of the number of SDF personnel deployed to the area and level of financial support for evacuees have grown louder among opposition parties.
Vissel Kobe players and fans celebrate the team's J1 title on Saturday at Noevir Stadium.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 26, 2023
Vissel Kobe found own style and bucked adversity in rise to top
Kobe's maiden J. League title was also the culmination of a sometimes turbulent 28-year journey.
A schoolgirl wears a padded hood for protection from falling debris during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo. The government estimates a 70% chance of a magnitude 7 event striking directly underneath the capital in the next 30 years.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 4, 2023
Tokyo has lived on the brink of the ‘Big One’ — for a century
The Great Kanto Earthquake demolished the nascent Japanese capital, killing more than 100,000 people — some 3% of the city’s population at the time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2023
Kobe marks 28 years since deadly quake
Residents and victims' families observed a moment of silence at 5:46 a.m., the same time the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2022
Kobe marks 27th anniversary of deadly Hanshin quake
Kobe on Monday marked the 27th anniversary of the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that killed 6,434 people in the area.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 23, 2021
An earthquake in Kobe speaks to a sea wall in San Francisco
Researchers worldwide view Kobe as an example of a modern city where, in 1995, structures failed to perform the way engineers thought they would.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 16, 2020
Disasters like COVID-19 bring us together — if we let them
Communities might have rallied behind each other in the face of the calamitous earthquakes in 1995 and 2011, but the new coronavirus pandemic has spurred a response that is more about self-preservation than helping others in need.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 10, 2020
Aichi students send Hanshin quake-linked sunflowers to disaster-hit areas
Sunflowers that students in Aichi Prefecture cultivated from seeds originally grown at the home of a 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake victim were displayed during a memorial ceremony on Jan. 17, marking the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Feb 1, 2020
Japan Times 1970: NHK broadcasts first sex education show
The Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) was deluged with phone calls from mothers Monday morning after it presented a 45-minute television program on sex education, the first of its kind ever shown on the public broadcasting station's channel.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2020
Special course on disaster prevention spurs Kobe survivor's mission to teach others
Early on the morning of Jan. 17, 1995, Kurumi Kishimoto was awakened abruptly by "earth-rumbling sounds" like something she had never experienced. Her family's seventh-floor apartment in Kobe's Hyogo Ward was shaken violently, with dishes falling from the shelves. As dawn was breaking, Kishimoto was...
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2020
Government-funded annual memorial ceremonies for March 2011 disasters to end in 2021
Government-funded memorial services each year commemorating the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami will end in 2021, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the massive disaster, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2020
Kobe marks quarter century since Great Hanshin Earthquake killed thousands
Kobe and the surrounding area on Friday morning marked a quarter century since the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the region, killing 6,434 people in what was then Japan's worst postwar natural disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2020
25 years after Kobe quake, SDF respected and volunteerism still strong
As Kobe commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake that took the lives of more than 6,400 people, the city and region are working to remind younger generations of the past devastation — and the importance of disaster-preparedness — even as they face tough questions about their...
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jan 16, 2020
Have we learned enough from the 1995 Kobe quake?
Disaster response poses an ongoing challenge in this calamity-prone country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2020
'Fun disaster' drills catching on across Japan, 25 years after Kobe quake
Disaster prevention initiatives with entertaining twists are becoming popular as the nation marks a quarter century since the Great Hanshin Earthquake on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2020
Chief of NPO backing Kobe quake victims passes torch after quarter century
A 69-year-old man who has dedicated his time since the 1995 Kobe earthquake to visiting and listening to people affected by the disaster is ready to hand his mission over to younger generations.

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