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TSUNAMI

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2014
Additional source for 2011 tsunami identified
For the last few years, a group of international scientists has been reassessing the cause of the March 2011 tsunami that inundated the Tohoku coastline.
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2014
Court rejects nursery tsunami suit
The Sendai District Court rejects a lawsuit filed over schoolchildren in Miyagi Prefecture who were killed as their caretakers belatedly fled the March 2011 tsunami by car.
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2014
Father haunted by memories of son who perished
Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2014
Fukushima disabled are crafting hit products
People with disabilities living in Fukushima Prefecture are doing their best to promote the area by making craft goods that are proving popular both at home and overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Mar 21, 2014
Kagome turns to Tohoku to grow its tomatoes
Nagoya company Kagome Co. is promoting tomato cultivation in areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2014
Aging 3/11 foster folks facing health worries
Three years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami heavily damaged the Tohoku region, many children orphaned by the disasters are in the care of grandparents or other elderly relatives who are facing health concerns that could limit their ability to continue as foster parents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2014
Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls
Twenty percent of households that were part of community resettlement plans as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake have dropped out over the past year as progress on the projects has stalled, according to data from the Reconstruction Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Survivors still overwhelmed by 3/11 losses
The staggering loss of life and property still overwhelms people who were caught up in the historic magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast three years ago, and for many of the survivors, rebuilding their lives has been a slow process.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Reactors still feared despite new rules
The cost of restarting Japan's nuclear power plants: ¥1.3 trillion and counting.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
JR West stages Kii tsunami exercise
In preparation for an anticipated major quake in the Nankai Trough, West Japan Railway Co. held an earthquake emergency drill Tuesday on the southern coastline of the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2014
267,000 still evacuees three years on
About 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift facilities nationwide as Japan marks the third anniversary Tuesday of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2014
Kin sue over tsunami deaths of 23 kids at Miyagi school
The relatives of 23 elementary school students killed in the March 2011 tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Monday blaming the city and prefecture for the school's failure to evacuate them to higher ground.
COMMUNITY / Voices
Mar 10, 2014
Three years after 3/11, how is the Tohoku recovery effort going?
In the waiting room at Tokyo Station, Liane Wakabayashi asked passengers en route to Tohoku for their opinions on recovery efforts since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which devastated the region three years ago.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 8, 2014
Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11
One of the great statistical mysteries that persist several years after a natural disaster is the figure that appears without fail each month in columns representing the number of people that are still missing.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Mar 8, 2014
Tsunami zone's village culture fades into fog of history
We can better appreciate what Tohoku's shoreline villages represented now that they have been washed away and former residents are marooned in soulless temporary housing ghettoes where the greatest risks are isolation and boredom.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 6, 2014
East Asia should build resilience through disaster-relief cooperation
The president of Soka Gakkai International urges Japan, China and South Korea to take the initiative in building a model of cooperation that will serve to mutually strengthen regional resilience to extreme-weather events and other disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THREE YEARS AFTER 3/11
Mar 5, 2014
Tohoku finding real recovery hard to come by
Yumiko Onodera is a survivor. She saw her town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, devastated by gigantic tsunami and ensuing fire from damaged heavy oil tanks at the major fishery port on March 11, 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2014
'Takoyaki' buff revives stall in tsunami-hit town
A local shop selling "takoyaki" octopus dumplings that was wiped out in the deadly tsunami of March 2011 has reopened in the port town of Yuriage in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture.
EDITORIALS
Mar 1, 2014
Fukushima's appalling death toll
As the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approaches, new studies show that more people have died of stress and other mental illnesses than from causes directly linked to the triple '3/11' disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2014
Suit against tsunami-hit bank fails
The Sendai District Court ruled Tuesday against the plaintiffs in a damages suit brought by relatives of three bank employees killed by the huge tsunami generated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake.

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