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TSUNAMI

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Feb 27, 2016
Does Tohoku's disaster tourism exploit or educate?
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2016
Boat that drifted to Hawaii after 2011 tsunami heading back to Japan
A Tohoku fishing boat that washed up in Hawaii after being pulled out to sea by the March 2011 tsunami was headed back home Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Feb 25, 2016
March 2011 disasters caused 1,698 bankruptcies: think tank
A credit research agency said Thursday 1,698 corporate bankruptcies were triggered by the calamity in March 2011 that devastated northeastern Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2016
Police investigations in Japan seriously affected by 2011 tsunami: sources
Statutes of limitations have passed for 19 criminal cases in a town in northeast Japan where evidence was partly or completely lost due to massive tsunami triggered by the 2011 earthquake, police sources said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Feb 15, 2016
Five years on, tsunami debris on ocean floor near Fukushima nuclear plant remains untouched
The Fisheries Agency will continue to subsidize efforts by Fukushima Prefecture to remove tsunami-related debris from the ocean floor.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Feb 13, 2016
Onagawa is on the rebound from devastation
On March 11, 2011, the magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake propelled a powerful tsunami through the port of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, claiming 827 lives — nearly 10 percent of the town's population — and destroying 70 percent of all of its buildings. It was the most severely damaged...
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2016
More than 50% of 3/11 evacuees say local recovery lagging: survey
More than half of evacuees from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami feel local recovery from the disaster has been insufficient, according to results of a Kyodo News survey released Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Feb 6, 2016
A Tohoku father seeks accountability for his daughter's death
As the fifth anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami approaches, the tragic story of 74 schoolchildren and 10 teachers who drowned near Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, continues to resonate painfully.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2016
Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated
Authorities in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, said Thursday they have begun to incinerate about 3,000 backpacks and other school pupils' belongings washed ashore in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after their owners could not be found.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2016
Five years later, thoughts of 3/11 continue to overwhelm survivors, survey finds
As the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 Tohoku disasters approaches, a survey shows that more than 70 percent of people in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures remain overwhelmed when recalling the days just after the massive earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2016
Tsunami-destroyed Iwate tunnel aquarium on track for April reopening
Moguranpia, a tsunami-hit aquarium in Kuji, Iwate Prefecture, is getting ready to reopen in April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2016
Tohoku disaster prompts planning for emergency toilet management
When the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck, one of the biggest headaches for many areas became how to dispose of waste from toilets that were no longer in service due to power outages, disruptions of water supplies or broken mains.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 11, 2016
Aichi Prefecture city rolls out new pay phones in disaster-prevention move
The city of Tahara in Aichi Prefecture is bringing back public pay phones in response to widespread mobile phone disruptions following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2016
Residents of disaster-hit areas mark New Year's with prayers for reconstruction nearly five years on
Scores of residents from areas devastated by the March 2011 quake and tsunami prayed for local reconstruction Friday as they watched the first sunrise of the new year for the fifth time since the twin disasters.
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2015
2015 census finds record population drop in tsunami-hit area
Twelve coastal municipalities in Iwate Prefecture hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami saw a record aggregate five-year drop in population, according to preliminary results of the 2015 national census.
JAPAN
Dec 24, 2015
Japan Coast Guard plans system to control vessel traffic in bays during tsunami crises
The Japan Coast Guard plans to introduce a new system allowing it to control maritime traffic in crowded bays in times of tsunami disasters to prevent collisions and chaos, Coast Guard sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2015
U.N. assembly chief hails significance of tsunami resolution
The president of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday underscored the significance of a newly adopted resolution, led by Japan and Chile, to heighten awareness about tsunami.
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2015
U.N. committee adopts Japanese-led resolution to raise tsunami awareness
A U.N. committee declares Nov. 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day ahead of the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster to highlight the dangers the waves pose.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 2, 2015
International robot show powers up in Tokyo
The biannual International Robot Exhibition kicked off Wednesday in Tokyo, showcasing the latest advances in robotics — including technology for use in disaster scenarios and in the nursing-care field.
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2015
Tsunami fears haunt residents of recovering Iwate town
A "disaster-prevention tour guide" led dozens of people earlier this month along a 10-meter-high seawall overlooking the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, where monster tsunami wreaked havoc in March 2011.

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