Kennedy lauds Tohoku survivor spirit

National Nov 26, 2013

Kennedy lauds Tohoku survivor spirit

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday praised the courage and patience of people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region on the second day of her tour through the disaster-stricken area. Visiting the lone "miracle pine" that remained ...

National Sep 11, 2013

U.S. students send 'miracle boat' back to Rikuzentakata

A boat sent adrift by the 2011 tsunami and found earlier this year on the California coast has begun its journey back to Japan, thanks to the efforts of high school students in Crescent City. The 6-meter-long fishing boat belongs to Takata High School in ...

Restoration of 'miracle pine' enters final stage

National Feb 13, 2013

Restoration of 'miracle pine' enters final stage

The restanding of the "miracle pine" that was still standing in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the massive March 2011 tsunami reached its final stage Tuesday as workers planted its 8-meter-long roots. The trunk and branches will be assembled starting later this month to complete the ...