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TSUNAMI

Japan Times
JAPAN / AFTEREFFECTS OF MARCH 2011
Mar 8, 2017
In tsunami-hit Kesennuma, fishing industry recovers but scars remain
A stranger visiting the fishing port of Kesennuma today may not realize that six years ago it suddenly became the scene of massive, deadly devastation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / AFTEREFFECTS OF MARCH 2011
Mar 7, 2017
Tsunami-hit Rikuzentakata rebuilding on raised ground, hoping to thrive anew
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the lasting impact of the March 11, 2011, disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2017
People in New York and Los Angeles offer prayers ahead of 2011 Tohoku quake and tsunami anniversary
About 700 Americans and Japanese offered prayers Sunday at memorial events in New York and Los Angeles ahead of Saturday's anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2017
Tsunami-hit Minamisanriku gets Kuma-designed shopping center
A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been operating out of temporary premises new footing in the tsunami-wiped town.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2017
2011 quake and tsunami drew fewer volunteers than Kobe quake in '95
Fewer people volunteered to help after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami than the after the 1995 quake that wrecked Kobe and surrounding areas, data from welfare associations in three tsunami-affected prefectures showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2016
Section of East Japan Railways' Joban Line, suspended since 2011 quake, partially reopens
A 23-km-long section of East Japan Railway Co.'s Joban Line reopened Saturday, some five years and nine months after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck.
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2016
Panel says Fukushima power plant's cleanup fees are now almost double the 2013 estimate
Estimates of the combined cost of dealing with the ongoing situation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have reached u00a521.5 trillion.
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2016
Experts suspect extension of active faults off Fukushima caused November quake
The powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Japan and caused tsunami in late November may have been caused by a slip in a zone that may be an extension of two known active faults under the seabed off the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant site, according to a new analysis.
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2016
M6.1 offshore quake jolts Tohoku region but no tsunami threat
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted northeastern and eastern Japan on Thursday morning, the region hit by a more powerful quake two days ago, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
Northeast Japan dodges bullet from M7.4 quake
A powerful earthquake strikes the Tohoku region, briefly disrupting nuclear fuel cooling functions at the Fukushima No. 2 power plant and generating tsunami of over 1 meter.
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
M.7.4 quake was triggered by vertical split in undersea rock: experts
The major earthquake that triggered tsunami in the Tohoku region was caused by a type of jolt that is likely to cause tidal waves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
'Pokemon Go' halts Tohoku appearance of rare character due to safety concerns after quake
The U.S. operator of the popular "Pokemon Go" smartphone game stopped appearances by Lapras, a rare plesiosaur-like monster, in the Tohoku region out of safety concerns following Tuesday's major earthquake and subsequent tsunami warnings.
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
Tokyo commuters and other travelers rattled by quake
Tuesday morning's powerful earthquake may have been centered off the Tohoku coast, but it also had an impact on Tokyo, where disruptions in train services left commuters and other travelers stranded.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2016
With 3/11 in mind, Fukushima residents evacuate quickly after tsunami warning
Residents of Fukushima and nearby prefectures evacuated quickly after Tuesday's powerful earthquake rattled the Tohoku region, drawing on lessons from the 2011 tsunami disaster that claimed thousands of lives in the same part of northeastern Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2016
Two-day nuclear accident simulation wraps up at Hokkaido plant
The government holds a two-day disaster drill at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido, simulating a severe accident triggered by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2016
Kin of Okawa Elementary tsunami victims launch counter-appeals after successful lawsuit
Plaintiffs in the Okawa Elementary tsunami death lawsuit are appealing to a higher court despite winning a lower court ruling that ordered local authorities to pay them ¥1.4 billion ($13.7 million) in damages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2016
Japanese students and educators mark World Tsunami Awareness Day
Japanese students and educators at an event marking World Tsunami Awareness Day stressed the importance of preparing for disasters and urged people to think about and discuss what they should do in case such a catastrophe strikes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 4, 2016
Disaster-related stress, displacement may worsen cognitive decline in elderly: study
Elderly people forced out of their homes and separated from neighbors in the aftermath of a natural disaster may be more prone to dementia than survivors who are able to remain in their dwellings, a new study suggests.
EDITORIALS
Oct 30, 2016
The tsunami deaths lawsuit
The case shouldn't be closed on the tsunami disaster at Okawa Elementary School until all testimony is heard and all evidence weighed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2016
Court orders prefecture, municipality to pay plaintiffs over tsunami deaths of school children
The city of Ishinomaki and Miyagi Prefecture must pay u00a51.4 billion to the families of 23 elementary school students.

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