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TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME

Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 11, 2013
Residents failed by fitful rebuilding
Two years after thousands of Fukushima residents fled to escape the radiation from the No. 1 power plant meltdowns, many are gradually returning as more areas are deemed safe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 10, 2013
Plummeting debris estimates belie pleas for disposal aid
In the weeks after March 11, 2011, what to do with the mountains of debris that had once been people's homes and possessions before the quake and tsunami, and how to do it quickly, cheaply and safely, became the top priority of the cleanup effort in Tohoku.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
NRA gets strict, must prove credibility
Japan's nuclear regulator has had a major revamp in the two years since lax safety standards contributed to the catastrophic nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, discrediting it in the eyes of the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1
Those who were at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant two years ago probably remember their fears after towering tsunami knocked out the reactor cooling systems, triggering three core meltdowns.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
Nuclear safety body touts voluntary measures
Utilities were unwilling to voluntarily improve safety at their nuclear plants before the Fukushima crisis erupted, but the chairman of the Japan Nuclear Safety Institute, an entity aimed at monitoring efforts by power firms to improve atomic safety, is determined to change that mindset.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 8, 2013
Traumatized port struggles to stay together, move on
When the Kinoya fish processing company in Ishinomaki opened its brand new flagship factory last month, it gave employees a ray of hope that it would recover from the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of the city.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 8, 2013
A quick blow, then lingering death for devastated towns
One of the defining images from the Great East Japan Earthquake is of a tsunami-hit tourist bus stranded on the roof of the two-story community center in the Pacific coastal district of Ogatsu, Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 8, 2013
Fishermen look to revamp industry
Tohoku's fishermen are beginning to challenge the traditional fisheries system by establishing their own companies so they can have more control over prices and other aspects of the business.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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