National Mar 3, 2020

3/11 recovery agency to remain open until 2031

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that would extend until 2031 the life of the agency overseeing the recovery in areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Reconstruction Agency, set up about a year after the triple quake, tsunami and nuclear ...

Japan to promote LGBT tourism in disaster-hit Tohoku

National Jul 26, 2018

Japan to promote LGBT tourism in disaster-hit Tohoku

The Reconstruction Agency is launching an initiative in the hopes of drawing LGBT tourists to the Tohoku region as it looks to attract more foreign visitors. The agency believes that tourism information can quickly spread throughout the LGBT community once the region, which was devastated ...

National Jun 22, 2013

Senior official tweeted too far

A senior Reconstruction Agency official has been suspended for 30 days after repeatedly posting derogatory messages on his Twitter account against citizens' groups and authorities in areas hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Reconstruction minister Takumi Nemoto announced the disciplinary measure against Yasuhisa Mizuno, ...

National Jun 15, 2013

Reconstruction official canned, blasted for tweets

by Kazuaki Nagata

Disaster victims and Diet lawmakers vented their outrage Friday over disparaging comments by a senior Reconstruction Agency official via his Twitter account that got him the sack. Yasuhisa Mizuno, 45, who had been in charge of helping Fukushima residents affected by the March 2011 nuclear ...

Editorials Feb 15, 2013

Improve reconstruction efforts

As of mid-January, at least 316,000 people were still living away from homes affected by the 3/11 quake-tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.