Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

National Mar 12, 2014

Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

Twenty percent of households that were part of community resettlement plans as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake have dropped out over the past year as progress on the projects has stalled, according to data from the Reconstruction Agency. Municipal governments involved ...

National Dec 27, 2013

16 Japanese reactors up for restart safety checks

Tohoku Electric Power Co. applied Friday for a safety assessment of its No. 2 reactor at the Onagawa power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, making it the 16th unit that will be checked before a possible restart. The Onagawa plant was the closed nuclear complex to ...

Teacher vows to protect students from disasters

National Mar 29, 2013

Teacher vows to protect students from disasters

by Yugo Hirano

Having lost his daughter in the quake-tsunami disaster two years ago, Toshiro Sato, a teacher in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, believes the best disaster prevention is not to forget what happened that fateful day and confront it. "I don't want to let any more students die ...