Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monument project is the latest effort ...

National Apr 20, 2019

Body from March 2011 disaster identified from decade-old stamp

The Miyagi Prefectural Police have said that a corpse discovered in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been identified as that of a 60-year-old woman from the Miyagi town of Onagawa. The identification was made with DNA samples from a ...

Tsunami-hit railway in northeast Japan resumes regular services

National Mar 24, 2019

Tsunami-hit railway in northeast Japan resumes regular services

A railway line stretching more than 160 kilometers along Iwate Prefecture's Pacific Coast resumed regular services Sunday for the first time since sustaining heavy damage caused by the 2011 tsunami and massive earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region. The service between Miyako and Kamaishi stations ...