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All 4,300 temporary homes completed in quake-hit Kumamoto

Nov 14, 2016

All 4,300 temporary homes completed in quake-hit Kumamoto

Construction of all temporary housing units in Kumamoto Prefecture was completed Monday, paving the way for people forced from their homes by last April's powerful earthquakes to start rebuilding their lives. The last 42 homes to be finished were in the town of Mifune, one ...

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

May 16, 2016

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

Kumamoto and other southwestern prefectures on Monday marked one month since the second of two massive earthquakes struck the region in quick succession, leaving a total of 49 people dead. The second quake, believed to be the main temblor, registered magnitude 7.3 and came ...

Seniors mull share house to keep Fukushima evacuee community intact

May 11, 2016

Seniors mull share house to keep Fukushima evacuee community intact

As the government looks to lift the evacuation zone for part of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, elderly people currently living in temporary dwellings are considering a share house so they can stay together. If the no-go zone is lifted, residents at temporary housing units are likely ...

Failing to rebuild communities in Tohoku

/ | Mar 14, 2015

Failing to rebuild communities in Tohoku

by Philip Brasor

The NHK travel program "Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kampai" ("Tsurube Toasts Families") recently aired a two-parter about the town of Watari in Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated in the March 11, 2011, tsunami. In the series, rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube and a celebrity guest ...