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JAPAN
Dec 11, 2014
'Genki' project goes global in bid to spread new year cheer to Tohoku
Happy New Year! There's no better way to say it than with people worldwide sending a note of good cheer to someone in the Tohoku disaster zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2014
Kindergarten to pay ¥60 million over 3/11 tsunami deaths
A kindergarten agrees to pay ¥60 million and apologize over the deaths of four children it was transporting when the tsunami hit Tohoku in March 2011.
COMMENTARY / Japan / COUNTERPOINT
Nov 15, 2014
Japan's 21st-century tsunami stones
A familiar sight along Tohoku's Sanriku coastline are the tsunami stones erected by past generations that alert residents to the high-water mark of previous tsunami and the perils of building any closer to the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2014
Takashimaya offering chance to drive special train in Tohoku
For anyone who has ever wanted to drive a train, there's a "fukubukuro" lucky bag going on sale this New Year's season which can make that dream come true.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2014
JTA launches quake and tsunami warning app in English
As part of efforts to help foreign tourists during their stay in the country, the Japan Tourism Agency has produced an English-language smartphone app called "Safety Tips" which provides users with real-time earthquake and tsunami warnings.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2014
Wakayama town holds evacuation drill on tsunami awareness day
About 1,200 children in the coastal town of Hirokawa in Wakayama Prefecture conducted a tsunami evacuation drill on Wednesday to mark tsunami awareness day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2014
Japan's 3/11 tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion money trap
Some ¥3.28 trillion in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Tohoku 3½ years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of subzero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2014
Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery
Business and political leaders in the northeast bet on a casino as the brightest hope to speed reconstruction in a region battered by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 25, 2014
3/11 charges for Tepco execs delayed by three months
Prosecutors have delayed for three months a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a panel that requested the indictments said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2014
Motivated women in tsunami-hit Ishinomaki launch new businesses
Starting up a business never occurred to Sachiko Setsuda, a 50-year-old housewife, until her community in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2014
Akie Abe questions Tohoku seawall plan in New York speech
First lady Akie Abe on Thursday questioned a plan to build high seawalls in coastal Tohoku areas impacted by the devastating March 11, 2011, tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2014
88 bodies from 3/11 remain unidentified 3½ years on
Three and a half years after 3/11, signs of the disasters are still visible, and the bodies of 88 victims in the three hardest-hit prefectures remain unidentified.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 11, 2014
Yoshida transcripts on Fukushima nuclear crisis released
The government finally discloses the transcripts of its investigative talks with the late manager of the doomed Fukushima No. 1 power plant after media leaks force its hand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2014
Grieving friends, family remember tsunami victims 3½ years later
Families who lost loved ones in the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami gathered at locations in the disaster-hit areas early Thursday to offer prayers, marking 3½ years since the disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2014
Tohoku students showcase area's products at New York fair
Students from Tohoku University in Sendai on Saturday showcased artifacts and other products from the disaster-hit Tohoku region at the Japan Block Fair in New York's West Village to help companies in the recovering region drum up more business overseas.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 7, 2014
'Terakoya' let Tohoku kids study in peace
To help children in Tohoku who lost studying space because of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyushu-based nonprofit organization is holding free after-school classes at temporary housing complexes in Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / LIVES ON THE LINE
Sep 2, 2014
Response stymied by loss of electricity
Second in a series: The loss of power supply to secure the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant meant workers had to race against time to contain the crisis in those early hours under dark and dangerous conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2014
Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day
An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 27, 2014
Kirin provides ¥20 million to support tsunami-hit fishermen
A unit of Japanese beer brewer Kirin Co. said Wednesday it has provided ¥20 million to an association of young fishermen in Miyagi Prefecture to help expand a sales network for seafood from a region devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2014
Disaster risk discussed at conference organized by Harvard students
The lesson to be learned from devastating natural disasters is how important it is to prepare for them before they happen, experts at a panel discussion organized by the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) stressed Tuesday.

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