Tag - miyagi-prefecture



A pair of wolves carved from wood exhibited at Mitsumine Shrine’s museum in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife / Longform
Dec 15, 2023
In praise of wolves
Premodern Japan's reverence of wolves mirrors its close bond with nature, a state eventually disrupted by the ecological impact of industrialization.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2021
The secret to this sake’s flavor? Aging it underwater
What started as an experiment has turned into a way for Otokoyama Honten brewery to recover from the 2011 Tohoku triple disaster.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 23, 2021
Nozomi Project gives new life to broken pottery — and the prospects of its artisans
With a motto of “finding beauty in brokenness,” the women-led company balances remembrance of the 2011 disaster with hope and progress.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2020
'The diversity of nature': Rare 9-tentacled octopus found in northeastern Japan
The unusual creature has been put on display at the local nature center in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2019
Olympic icons Tadahiro Nomura, Saori Yoshida to unveil Tokyo 2020 flame in March
Three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida will deliver the 2020 Olympic flame from Greece and unveil it in Japan at a ceremony in March, the organizing committee of the Tokyo Games said Friday.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2018
Japanese government aims to have all evacuees in Miyagi and Iwate secure new homes by 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that by March 2021 the government will aim to complete the building and securing of houses for those forced to evacuate due to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in two of the three hardest-hit prefectures in Tohoku.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 13, 2018
In Tohoku, samurai cuisine is racking up Michelin stars
In the town of Shiogama in Miyagi Prefecture, there's a residential neighborhood overlooking Matsushima Bay, the epicenter of Japan's catastrophic March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. On a quiet street there, chef Hideyuki Irakawa and his wife, Michiko, have been serving samurai food from their...
Apr 5, 2018
Snow-shy Miyazaki ski resort staves off closure for another year
Japan's southernmost ski resort plans to operate for another winter despite the continuing downtrend in guests.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2017
Japan's young farmers pin hopes on technology to revitalize agricultural industry
A new breed of younger, business- and tech-savvy farmers is transforming Japan's shrinking agriculture sector with cutting-edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2017
Sendai teen's body recovered off beach in Miyagi
The body of a Sendai high school student who vanished during a failed dinghy outing off Miyagi Prefecture has been found, the Japan Coast Guard said Monday.
Japan Times
May 9, 2017
Bonfire may be cause of Miyagi fire that forced 400 people to flee homes, investigators say
Police said Tuesday that a bonfire may be the source of a forest fire that broke out Monday in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, which temporarily forced nearly 400 residents from 117 households to evacuate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 28, 2016
Ishinomaki to appeal ruling over tsunami deaths of school students
The city's mayor says it will appeal a court ruling ordering it to pay, together with Miyagi Prefecture, u00a51.4 billion in damages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 25, 2016
Settlement reached over student deaths at tsunami-hit driving school
The families of 25 teens killed in the 2011 tsunami while they were at a driving school in Miyagi Prefecture reached a financial settlement with the school on Wednesday in a deal that also includes an apology from the latter over the deaths.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 11, 2016
Winemakers plant seeds of tourism in Japan's disaster zone
Making wine is difficult anywhere in Japan, but try doing it in a part of the country that has been rocked by an earthquake and tsunami, and spurned because of a nuclear disaster.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2015
Discovery of skeleton results in Saitama man's arrest in alleged slaying of girlfriend
Miyagi Prefectural Police arrested a 29-year-old man of Toda, Saitama Prefecture, Tuesday for killing a 17-year-old girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods in Miyagi.
Apr 10, 2015
Minke whaling begins in Japanese coastal waters
Four whaling ships left a northeastern port Friday to hunt up to 51 minke whales in coastal waters in the period up to May 26 as part of the government's scientific research whaling in the northwestern Pacific.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2015
In lycra and online, foreigners are doing their bit for Tohoku
Four years on from the catastrophic events of March 2011, Lifelines introduces two examples of how foreign nationals are pitching in for Tohoku and having fun in the process.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2014
[Photos] Tohoku three years after the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami
A selection of photos looking at how the landscape and life in Tohoku have changed, three years after the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Mar 8, 2014
Tsunami zone's village culture fades into fog of history
We can better appreciate what Tohoku's shoreline villages represented now that they have been washed away and former residents are marooned in soulless temporary housing ghettoes where the greatest risks are isolation and boredom.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan