Tsunami-hit Minamisanriku gets Kuma-designed shopping center

National Mar 3, 2017

Tsunami-hit Minamisanriku gets Kuma-designed shopping center

A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been operating out of temporary premises new footing in the tsunami-wiped town. Marking a new phase in the town's reconstruction, 28 shops opened at Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping ...

National Jul 29, 2014

900 join Tohoku reconstruction gratitude relay

About 900 people are running or riding bicycles in a 1,000-km relay to show their support for reconstruction in the Tohoku region that was hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and its monster tsunami in 2011. On Thursday, all of the participants, including ...

Disaster-hit town gets Kuma plan

National May 27, 2014

Disaster-hit town gets Kuma plan

World-renowned architect Kengo Kuma has released his plan to revive the once prosperous Shizugawa district in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. The town-sponsored project is aimed at reviving Shizugawa's old town as an area where residents can gather. At a ...

Manufacturer turns to fashion to help quake-hit town

National Jul 3, 2013

Manufacturer turns to fashion to help quake-hit town

Akio Sato runs a factory making leather bags in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, hoping to create a new industry and help speed recovery in the coastal fishing and farming town that was hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. "People might laugh when they ...