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Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 12, 2015
Dog was a savior to tsunami survivor, now a dying friend
About 30 km north of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, an old shiba dog strains for breath in a temporary, prefabricated house in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture.
WORLD
Apr 15, 2015
A quick walk to high ground could save thousands on West Coast if tsunami hit, study finds
Thousands of people living along the U.S. Pacific coastline from Northern California to Washington state could survive powerful tsunami, as long as they are prepared to walk briskly to higher ground, a researcher said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2015
3/11 survivor in Kamaishi recalls U.S. naval bombardment
Kamaishi resident Otoko Wada couldn't help but recall how the U.S. Navy shelled the local steel plant 70 years ago, after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, rocked Iwate Prefecture and left the city in ruins all over again.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2015
Innovation helps Tohoku's tsunami-hit farmers bounce back
Even before a tsunami swamped fields east of Sendai in March 2011, Chikako Sasaki and her husband, a rice farmer, had dreamed of starting a business selling food made from their own produce.
EDITORIALS
Apr 2, 2015
Ambitious Nankai quake plan
The government must verify and review its highly ambitious reponse plan for the predicted Nankai Trough quake to ensure it can be implemented smoothly when disaster strikes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2015
Students ask Akie Abe to help bid to preserve tsunami-hit Ishinomaki school
Three former students from tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, have made a plea to preserve the school premises by calling on first lady Akie Abe to help their voices be heard.
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2015
Nankai Trough quake plan to enlist 137,000 for nationwide response
The government has reportedly come up with a draft for an emergency action plan covering the dreaded Nankai Trough earthquake.
WORLD
Mar 18, 2015
Tohoku tsunami debris still washing up on shores in U.S., Canada
Debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami will continue to litter the North American coastline over the next three years, with everything from refrigerators to lumber and sports balls still floating offshore in the Pacific, an expert said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 14, 2015
U.N. forum brainstorms new framework for disaster risk reduction
Amid growing concern that climate change may bring more natural calamities, the global community highlights the need to boost safeguards and investment at a conference in Sendai.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2015
Google releases new Street View images of disaster-hit Tohoku
Google Inc. on Wednesday released new Street View images showing the present condition of the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami as the country marked the fourth anniversary of the disaster, which left more than 18,000 people dead or missing.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2015
Sendai conference aims to muster 'political weight' to reduce disaster risks
An upcoming United Nations conference in Sendai aims to raise awareness and galvanize political will to reduce risks posed by natural disasters, a visiting high-ranking official with the world body said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2015
Abe administration to craft new five-year plan for Tohoku by summer
The government will boost reconstruction efforts to help disaster-hit areas recover in time for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the prime minister said.
EDITORIALS
Mar 10, 2015
Tohoku slowly on the mend
Four years after the 3/11 disasters, the government needs to look closely at what can be done to support people in the disaster-ravaged areas of Tohoku and take flexible steps to help them stand on their feet again.
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2015
Cities slow to submit info on people in need of special evacuation assistance
More than 30 percent of local governments in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures that have identified residents who need assistance in evacuating during disasters have failed to submit that information to those tasked with helping them, according to a study released Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11 STILL BEING FELT
Mar 10, 2015
Survivors speak of grief, guilt and life after the tsunami
Every afternoon, elderly residents at a temporary housing complex in the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, sit around a table for a few hours of lighthearted chitchat. They update each other on how they feel, talk about TV shows they saw the night before and laugh at each other's jokes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11 STILL BEING FELT
Mar 9, 2015
Some Tohoku disaster areas on fast track to rebuilding while others stuck in slow lane
A 3-km-long conveyor belt system is spearheading the reconstruction effort in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, but other areas aren't so lucky.
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2015
Donations down sharply four years after 3/11
Donations for victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been decreasing sharply, a sign of waning public interest in the disaster that left over 15,000 people dead or missing.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2015
Government eyes additional ¥6 trillion for Tohoku reconstruction
A fresh u00a56 trillion in state funds is being prepared to help rebuild areas damaged by the mega-quake and tsunami of March 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2015
Japan set to share lessons of 2011 disasters at U.N. forum in Sendai
Japan prepares to pass on knowledge gleaned from the 3/11 quake and tsunami with global leaders at a U.N. disaster risk reduction conference this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2015
Japan's economic losses from disasters were world's third-biggest in last decade
Japan economic losses from disasters in the 10 years through 2014 were the world's third-largest, following the United States and China, according to a list of the most disaster-affected countries released Friday by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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