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TSUNAMI

Firefighters inspect collapsed wooden houses in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, a day after a major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Noto region in the prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2024
Ishikawa quake rescue efforts ramp up as crucial time window narrows
Over 33,000 people are staying in evacuation centers with limited access to electricity and water.
A road in the town of Uchinada, north of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is seen liquefied and uplifted by Monday's earthquake.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 3, 2024
Reverse fault may be responsible for Japan quake, experts say
The panel said it believes the quake was caused by a reverse fault, when the upper hanging wall of a fault is displaced upward away from the footwall.
An aerial view shows fire after the earthquake in a residential area of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2024
In pictures: The aftermath of the New Year's Day quake in Japan
Scenes of the aftermath of an earthquake, registered at the highest level on Japan’s intensity scale, that struck a coastal area as the nation was marking New Year’s Day.
A collapsed building in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday following Monday's earthquake
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
Dozens killed as Japan assesses damage from massive quake
The Monday afternoon quake led to the collapse of multiple buildings, caused landslides and sparked a large-scale fire in a popular tourist area.
The torii gate at Ono-Hiyoshi Shrine in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, collapsed after a powerful earthquake hit the area Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2024
Strong quake prompts tsunami warning for Japan's western coast
Residents were said to be trapped in collapsed buildings following the quake, which measured a 7 on Japan's intensity scale — the highest level.
Naoya Maekawa, an associate professor at Fukushima University, speaks of the importance of passing on lessons from Japan's 2011 disasters.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 18, 2023
Knowledge of 2011 disaster declining among young, survey shows
An academic behind the survey says memories of the disaster are fading.
Eiko Takeuchi talks about a traffic jam during last winter’s heavy snow along National Route 8 in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, on Sept. 18.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Dec 11, 2023
Evacuation plans for nuclear incidents called into question
Effectiveness of preparations as a “last line of defense” to save residents in the event of a nuclear disaster are in doubt.
Areas highlighted in blue indicate regions where tsunami was forecast.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2023
Japan lifts tsunami warning after strong quake jolts Philippines
A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines late Saturday, followed by four major aftershocks that sent residents fleeing from coastal areas.
Areas highlighted in yellow indicate regions covered by the tsunami advisory.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2023
Strong quake near Philippines triggers tsunami advisory in Japan
A tsunami advisory for Japan's coast from Miyakojima to Chiba Prefecture was issued following a strong quake near the Philippines.
Pianist Yukie Nishimura plays a piano repaired from the 3/11 tsunami damage in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2023
Pianist Yukie Nishimura performs in former no-go zone in Fukushima
The event took place in the Tsushima district in the Fukushima town of Namie after the government's evacuation order was lifted in March this year.
A tsunami advisory has been issued for areas highlighted in yellow. The areas highlighted in blue may see small sea-level changes of up to 20 centimeters.
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2023
Small tsunami seen on islands near Tokyo, other Pacific coast areas
No damage has been reported following the tsunami that struck after a 5:25 a.m. quake.
A Meteorological Agency official holds a news conference on Thursday after the agency issued a tsunami advisory for the Izu island chain. The advisory was lifted early Thursday afternoon.
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2023
Small tsunami waves reach Japan’s Izu islands after 6.6 M quake
The Meteorological Agency lifted its tsunami advisory just after 1 p.m. but it warned the public about the possibility of aftershocks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2023
3/11 survivor eager to tell his story in English
Noriyuki Suzuki, together with other bereaved families, formed a volunteer group to tell stories about the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
California artist draws mural for tsunami-hit city in Japan
While making the mural, the artist decided to create an identical one to send to Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture, in a bid to further strengthen ties.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2023
Workers needed for Japan's tsunami-hit farmland
One-third of disaster-afflicted farmers have quit agriculture. The pace of leaving the business is faster than what was expected before the disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2023
Most city halls in quake-hit areas at risk of flooding will not relocate
More than 60% of municipalities in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures do not plan to relocate their city or town halls despite being in designated high risk areas for tsunami flooding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2023
Continuing to live after losing six family members on March 11
'I cry while I drink alone at night. When that happens, I have no choice but to drink till I can settle down,' says Masahiro Oka, who lost six family members in the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2023
Many shuttered post offices have reopened since 2011 disaster
The disaster caused the temporary closure of 159 post offices, after they were destroyed or washed away. Of those, 120 had been reopened by last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2023
12 years after 3/11, Miyagi's governor wants world to see prefecture's recovery
The prefecture, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, will host a meeting of science and technology ministers from the G7 advanced economies this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 30, 2023
From lessons of 3/11, Japan scientists share knowledge of disaster resilience across Pacific
As Japan’s top researchers continue to glean new information from 3/11, some scientists are aiming to pass on that knowledge to the rest of the disaster-prone Pacific Rim.

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