Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi area

National Apr 20, 2020

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi area

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake, registering a 4 on the Japanese intensity scale, struck off Miyagi Prefecture early Monday, according to the Meteorological Agency, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake, which occurred just after 5:30 a.m., came at a depth of 50 km, the ...

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

National Mar 27, 2020

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

People in the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami expressed hopes Wednesday that a rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will showcase to the world next year their progress toward reconstruction. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that the 2020 Tokyo Games would be ...

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

National Mar 11, 2020

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region. Dubbed the "3.11 Densho Road," the initiative aims to link disaster-related sites across ...

Japan's reconstruction minister vows to assist small firms hit by 3/11

National Mar 9, 2020

Japan's reconstruction minister vows to assist small firms hit by 3/11

The government will put particular focus on small and midsize companies in its provision of recovery assistance following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, Cabinet minister Kazunori Tanaka said Sunday. The measures will focus on areas such as agriculture and tourism, Tanaka said ...