Tag - quake



Japan Times
Mar 11, 2014
Survivors still overwhelmed by 3/11 losses
The staggering loss of life and property still overwhelms people who were caught up in the historic magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast three years ago, and for many of the survivors, rebuilding their lives has been a slow process.
Dec 24, 2013
New quake scenario for Tokyo
A government disaster-prevention council predicts that an earthquake of magnitude-7.3 quake below south-central Tokyo on a windy, winter evening would destroy an estimated 610,000 buildings and kill as many as 23,000 people. Such a quake is given a 70 percent chance of occurring within 30 years.
Aug 22, 2013
E-map eyed for Nankai earthquake aftermath
The government calls for an electronic mapping system as part of measures to respond to the feared Nankai Trough quake, which threatens to spawn 30-meter tsunami that could wipe out populous areas of the Pacific.
Aug 21, 2013
Preparing for a massive quake
Sept. 1 is the 90th anniversary of Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. But how prepared are Tokyoites for the massive earthquake forecast to hit in the near future
Mar 28, 2013
15.5% quake insurance hike sought
A property and casualty industry body is planning to raise standard earthquake insurance premiums for housing by a nationwide average of 15.5 percent following the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2013
Communities grapple with breakups
It is often said that natural disasters destroy communities three times — once by evacuation, twice by moving residents into temporary housing and a third time by issuing public housing by lottery.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 8, 2013
Documentary on stubborn tsunami survivor opens next week
A documentary about an elderly man who lost his home to the massive tsunami following the March 2011 earthquake and eventually succeeded in building a new one in the same neighborhood will open Feb. 16 in theaters across Japan.
Jan 29, 2013
Tohoku's tourism rebound below 80% of prequake level
Tourism levels at hotels and inns in the Tohoku region, which was clobbered by the March 2011 megaquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, remained below 80 percent of their prequake levels in the first half of fiscal 2012, the Japan Tourism Agency said Monday.


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