Tag - tsunami



Oct 23, 2015
Japan introduces World Tsunami Day motion at U.N. to raise global awareness
Japan on Thursday introduced a draft resolution to a U.N. General Assembly committee aiming to designate Nov. 5 as World Tsunami Day to raise awareness of the threats posed by seismic sea waves around the world.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2015
Tepco rejected requests for anti-tsunami steps before 2011 nuclear crisis
The utility turned down a request by the nuclear safety agency to consider steps against giant waves at the Fukushima plant before the 2011 disaster: records.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2015
Tsunami of 80 cm strikes Japan after Chile quake; alert lifted
Small tsunami up to 80 cm high struck Japan early Friday morning, a day after a powerful earthquake off the coast of central Chile, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2015
Chile starts cleanup operation in wake of strong earthquake
Residents sifted through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 12 people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people to flee from their homes.
Sep 15, 2015
Learning from natural disasters
To protect residents against natural disasters, municipalities must compile evacuation plans and be prepared to implement them promptly.
Sep 12, 2015
Strong quake strikes Tokyo Bay, rattles surrounding areas
At least 12 people were injured when a strong earthquake in Tokyo Bay jolted the capital and surrounding areas early Saturday.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2015
Floods stir painful memories for Japan's tsunami survivors, 4½ years on
The heavy rain and flooding that continued in northeastern parts of the country Friday was an unwelcome reminder to many Tohoku residents of the horror four and a half years previously, when the Pacific Ocean poured inland and left around 20,000 people dead or missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 10, 2015
3/11 evacuees' refusal to vacate temporary housing causes reconstruction headache
At least 900 temporary housing units in 20 municipalities in the disaster-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima have not been vacated or demolished even though residents no longer have a dire need to stay in them, according to a survey.
Sep 4, 2015
Mystery man found dead among 3/11 rubble finally identified
A body pulled from burned debris after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has finally been identified as that of a 63-year-old man, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police.
Sep 2, 2015
Proper preparation for disasters
While natural disasters can't be prevented, their destructive impact can be lessened through adequate preparation.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2015
Firms promote practical items in times of disaster
With the chances of a destructive earthquake hitting the Kanto region in the next 30 years estimated to be 70 percent, disaster preparedness seems to be on the minds of many people.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2015
Schools' wheelchair repairs give new life to people in need
Every summer, students from local high schools in Akita Prefecture gather to learn how to repair secondhand wheelchairs to be sent overseas.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2015
Forensic artist's images reunited tsunami dead
It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead.
Jun 25, 2015
Government OKs ¥6.5 trillion recovery program for regions hit by triple disaster
The central government approved a ¥6.5 trillion, five-year program to help areas hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster to recover, under a plan that will see local governments begin to shoulder part of the cost.
Jun 21, 2015
Tsunami traces from hundreds of years ago found near 'safe' Takahama nuclear plant
A group of researchers has found tsunami traces believed to date back to between the 14th to 16th centuries near the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2015
Document shows Tepco was aware of need for tsunami measures in 2008: lawyers
Contrary to its claims, the utility knew it needed to take anti-tsunami measures at its Fukushima No. 1 plant before the 2011 crisis, lawyers for plaintiffs in a lawsuit said.
Jun 2, 2015
Many disaster-response hospitals at risk of being cut off by flooding
More than a quarter of the hospitals designated as special disaster facilities may not be able to accept patients if heavy rain inundates nearby streets, as they have no alternative means of access.
Japan Times
May 30, 2015
Tsunami-hit Senseki Line recovers in Miyagi
A train line in Miyagi Prefecture resumes full services more than four years after being washed away by the 2011 tsunami that devastated much of Tohoku's coastline.
Japan Times
May 25, 2015
IAEA report on Fukushima slams lack of tsunami preparedness despite awareness of threat
A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency will criticize Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Japanese regulatory authorities for their failure to prevent the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster despite knowing the risk of large tsunami hitting the facility.
May 12, 2015
Quake-hit Tohoku areas to share reconstruction costs starting next April
Local governments in the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will from next April be forced to bear some of the cost of reconstruction work, the central government said Tuesday.


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