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

National 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

National 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

National 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 ...