Editorials Mar 11, 2019

Eight years after the 3/11 disasters

The restoration of infrastructure crippled in the disasters may be nearly completed after eight years, but the rebuilding of people's lives disrupted by the catastrophe, including psychological support for them, remains an ongoing challenge.

A new approach to volunteering in Tohoku

Issues | THE FOREIGN ELEMENT Mar 10, 2019

A new approach to volunteering in Tohoku

by Kris Kosaka

When Angela Ortiz describes what it felt like to return to Aomori Prefecture five days after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, she uses words like "horror," "incredulous disbelief" and "intense curiosity." The 36-year-old American lived in Aomori between the ages of ...