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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 ...

Mega-quake would likely flood more of Fukushima than 2011 tsunami

National Mar 21, 2019

Mega-quake would likely flood more of Fukushima than 2011 tsunami

If a once-in-1,000-years earthquake occurs, the area of Fukushima Prefecture expected to be flooded by subsequent tsunami could be 1.3 times larger than at the time of the March 2011 disaster, the prefectural government said Wednesday. If such a powerful earthquake takes place, tsunami of ...