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TSUNAMI

JAPAN
Mar 6, 2015
Seafood makers slow to recover from 2011 disasters: survey
A poll of seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Mar 6, 2015
Abandoned boats pose tsunami hazard at Nagoya port
Nagoya authorities are worried that the more than 100 abandoned boats in its port pose a potential hazard to navigation — as well as a danger to the general public — if a major tsunami were to strike.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 6, 2015
Big tsunami raked Mexico's Yucatan coast 1,000 years ago
A wall of debris stretching about 30 miles (50 km) may be the remnants of a natural disaster that struck Mexico's Caribbean coast more than 1,000 years ago in an area where tourists now flock to beach resorts and ancient Maya ruins.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 5, 2015
Disaster information vital for foreign residents
The 20th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in January and the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11 should prompt community leaders to ascertain their level of preparedness for future catastrophes including the need to get information out to individuals, especially foreign residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2015
Sendai disaster confab kicks off important year for sustainability: Ban
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced he would visit Sendai for the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which begins late next week. The event is the first in a series of gatherings around the globe on development goals and sustainability.
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2015
Many evacuees say they need state support once housing subsidies end
A survey of those living in state-subsidized housing in Sendai four years after the March 2011 disasters has found that 93 percent believe they could not afford full-market rent.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 4, 2015
Japanese geologist warns of coming tsunami to hit Taiwan
A Japanese geologist said Tuesday that a massive earthquake-generated tsunami originating in Japan and capable of affecting Taiwan is likely to occur every 1,000 years, a prediction likely to worry antinuclear activists who have been campaigning for the abolition of nuclear energy on the earthquake-prone...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Mar 2, 2015
Putting a foreign face on the 3/11 recovery effort
Four years on, survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake have a searing yearning to be remembered, says Amya Miller, who arrived in Rikuzentakata from the United States weeks after the March 11, 2011, disaster. She has been there ever since, and today works as a volunteer for City Hall, which still...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Mar 1, 2015
Four years on, Tohoku towns still waiting for schools, homes, answers
While cooped-up kids need places to play, exhausted residents could do with support from more teachers and caregivers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2015
Tsunami-hit city library compiles victims' memoirs in English
The public library in the city of Higashimatsushima, in Miyagi Prefecture, has succeeded in preserving the memories of local residents who survived the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami so that people all over the world can share their experiences.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2015
Sunflowers sew grass-roots exchanges with Fukushima
Machiko Shibata and Yuka Horai are among the girl scouts who have visited Fukushima Prefecture after becoming "foster parents" for sunflower seeds delivered from the disaster-hit region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2015
U.N. drafts targets to cut disaster-induced losses by 2030
A new framework to be adopted in Sendai will set targets to sharply reduce the number of related deaths, economic losses and infrastructure damage in natural disasters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 27, 2015
Crowdfunding helps revive quake-hit small businesses in Japan
When an 18-meter tsunami demolished his soy sauce factories in 2011 and killed an employee, Michihiro Kono despaired about the future of the company his family founded two centuries ago.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2015
Hundreds of tsunami-caused fires could accompany Nankai Trough quake: expert
A researcher estimates that about 270 tsunami-caused fires could occur across 22 prefectures in the event of a massive earthquake in the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2015
As Kobe marks 20 years since deadly quake, locals vow to pass on lessons
The city of Kobe and neighboring areas on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that claimed the lives of 6,434 people, with survivors and residents pledging anew to pass on the lessons learned from the disaster to younger generations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2015
Hanshin's disaster aid to Tohoku provides many lessons
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, few helped Tohoku quicker than Hyogo and the city of Kobe, showing how their wisdom can play a role in the future disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 13, 2015
Miyagi driving school ordered to pay damages over 3/11 tsunami deaths
The Sendai District Court orders a driving school in Miu00adyau00adgi Prefecture to pay u00a51.9 billion in damages to relatives of 25 students and a part-time employee who died in the March 11, 2011, tsunami.
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 26, 2014
Indonesia's famed 'tsunami boy' chases dream of professonal soccer
Martunis was 8 when he was found alive, stranded in a swampy area near the beach, 21 days after a giant tsunami hit and devastated Indonesia's northern province Aceh on Dec. 26, 2004.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2014
Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death
The parents of a toddler killed in the 2011 tsunami while in the care of a municipal nursery reached a settlement with authorities on Wednesday in a damages suit heard at the Sendai High Court.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 21, 2014
10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'
In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed nearly 230,000 people on Dec. 26, 2004, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

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