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, ...

Jun 15, 2013

Reconstruction official canned, blasted for tweets


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 ...

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.