Volunteers return from abroad to aid Tohoku

National Feb 22, 2013

Volunteers return from abroad to aid Tohoku

by Megumi Yamaguchi

When the catastrophic earthquake of March 11, 2011, struck the Tohoku region, Makoto Yanagisawa was researching stem cells at a university laboratory in the United States. "I was thinking of returning (to Japan) someday, but decided to do so sooner after I kept seeing TV ...

National Jan 29, 2013

Tohoku's tourism rebound below 80% of prequake level

Tourism levels at hotels and inns in the Tohoku region, which was clobbered by the March 2011 megaquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, remained below 80 percent of their prequake levels in the first half of fiscal 2012, the Japan Tourism Agency said Monday. Lingering concerns ...

Volunteering with three teens in Tohoku

National Jul 17, 2011

Volunteering with three teens in Tohoku

by Minoru Matsutani

Many people want to go to the Tohoku region to help in the colossal clean-up following the magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 and the resulting tsunami that hit some 400 km of the coastline. I was one of those people, but I ...