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TSUNAMI

COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 14, 2016
Why 3/11 didn't change Japan
The Fukushima crisis should have been a catalyst for change; instead it sustained policy inertia.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 14, 2016
We must be prepared for the unthinkable
The Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear catastrophes offer many lessons that if heeded will ensure we are better prepared for future disasters.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Mar 13, 2016
Saga of lost Rikuzentakata tsunami boat forges pan-Pacific friendship
A new children's book recounts events following the 3/11 disasters that have led to a forging of bonds and cross-cultural exchange between young people in Tohoku and the U.S. West Coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2016
Hunt for missing disaster victims still confounds rescuers
Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, police in Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures are still searching for and identifying the bodies of those who went missing on March 11, 2011, though as time goes on they have fewer clues to work with.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2016
Japan marks fifth anniversary of devastating 3/11 disasters
Millions observe a moment of silence across the nation to mark the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 quake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2016
Grief still raw five years after Japan's quake, tsunami disaster
As the sun rose Friday on areas of northeastern Japan still struggling from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, 2011, people gathered to remember their lost loved ones and reflect on their grief five years after the disaster.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 11, 2016
MLB stars remember 3/11
Five years on from the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan that took so many lives, Japanese major leaguers who began their careers in the affected area cast their minds back to the disaster while promising to provide whatever inspiration they can from the mound.
Japan Times
JAPAN / REVISITING 3/11
Mar 10, 2016
Fukushima's fishing industry struggles amid safety fears, catch restrictions
Over the past five years, fishermen in the disaster-struck regions of Miyagi and Iwate prefectures have revived their industry, steadily increasing the catch and shipment of oysters, seaweed and other local specialties.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 10, 2016
Questioning assumptions about disaster risk
In our technology-dependent world, risk is a great equalizer and does not always distinguish between rich and poor.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 9, 2016
Five years on, Fukushima evacuees voice lingering anger, fear and distrust
Some of the thousands of uprooted Fukushima residents speak out about the ordeal that began five years ago and continues to exact a toll to this day.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 9, 2016
Minamisoma mayor sees future for Fukushima 'nonnuclear' city in energy independence
Turning to the use of solar and wind power in tandem with energy-saving measures, Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai is aiming for his city to be energy self-reliant by 2030.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / REVISITING 3/11
Mar 8, 2016
3/11 survivors fall between cracks of reconstruction system
On a chilly weekend morning last month, Yasukatsu Miura, 74, is bundled in a down jacket and wool beanie as he watches TV in his old two-story wooden house in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, cold air entering through gaps in the front door.
Japan Times
JAPAN / REVISITING 3/11
Mar 8, 2016
3/11 lesson: Prepare, at all costs, for the worst
Should a devastating earthquake hit central Tokyo tomorrow, the skyscraper office buildings of Mori Building Co. would be able to provide temporary shelter for about 10,000 people.
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2016
2,561 still missing five years after Great East Japan Earthquake
Five years after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated vast areas of northeastern Japan, 2,561 people remain missing in the three hardest-hit prefectures, the National Police Agency said.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 7, 2016
Some Tohoku disaster-displaced to remain in shelters up to 10 years
Some of the people affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami will have to stay in temporary housing up to 10 years after the disasters.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 6, 2016
Immigration: the missing piece in the Tohoku recovery puzzle?
Entrepreneurship, reconstruction and tourism still may not be enough to save rapidly depopulating Onagawa.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 3, 2016
Indonesia's early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit
All 22 of the early-warning buoys Indonesia that were deployed after the 2004 tsunami disaster were inoperable when a massive undersea earthquake struck off the country's coast on Wednesday, a national disaster mitigation agency official said.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 3, 2016
Massive 7.9 magnitude quake strikes Sumatra's west coast
A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2016
3/11 victims 'feeling the sunshine' again through Aizu cotton initiative
A young community activist is endeavoring to achieve the double feat of giving a new lease on life to people displaced by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and rejuvenating a withering traditional local industry.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Feb 27, 2016
Does Tohoku's disaster tourism exploit or educate?
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