Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monument project is the latest effort ...

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

National Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...

Seeking solace in Tohoku's poets of old

Books Mar 10, 2018

Seeking solace in Tohoku's poets of old

by Roger Pulvers

On Oct. 11, 2011, seven months to the day after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region, I stood beside the sole surviving pine tree from a 350-year-old forest of approximately 70,000 similar trees on the coastline of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. In ...

National May 22, 2015

Iwate issues certificates of origin for food exports to Taiwan

The Iwate Prefectural Government has begun issuing certificates of origin for farm, fishery and processed food exports to comply with tougher rules adopted by Taiwan last week. Iwate took the action Thursday to prevent local industries from being adversely affected by Taipei's decision to require ...