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Prayers offered on 10th anniversary of deadly Iwate-Miyagi quake

Jun 14, 2018

Prayers offered on 10th anniversary of deadly Iwate-Miyagi quake

People offered prayers Thursday as the Tohoku region marked the 10th anniversary of a major earthquake in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures that left 17 people dead and 6 unaccounted for. In Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, relatives of the victims and others affected by the magnitude 7.2 ...

Solo deaths on the rise in 3/11 'disaster recovery housing'

Mar 8, 2018

Solo deaths on the rise in 3/11 'disaster recovery housing'

Isolated deaths are on the rise in the temporary housing complexes in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures as their tsunami-shattered communities struggle to rebuild anew. The three prefectures have plans to build a combined 30,000 units of so-called disaster-recovery housing for those displaced. About 90 ...