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TSUNAMI

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2013
Kindergarten told to pay for tsunami deaths
A kindergarten is ordered to pay ¥177 million to the families of four children killed when their school bus was swamped by the 2011 tsunami as it was being driven toward lower ground.
EDITORIALS
Sep 13, 2013
Housing help for evacuees
The central and local governments must be ready to help both evacuees who want to return home and those who want to settle in new places.
EDITORIALS
Sep 12, 2013
The buck stops nowhere
The prosecution's decision to not indict any Tepco officials in connection with the Fukushima nuclear disaster is an affront to the hundreds of thousands of victims.
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2013
U.S. students send 'miracle boat' back to Rikuzentakata
A boat sent adrift by the 2011 tsunami and found earlier this year on the California coast has begun its journey back to Japan, thanks to the efforts of high school students in Crescent City.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2013
Work starts to scrap beached ship
A nonprofit organization on Monday began dismantling a 330-ton fishing vessel washed ashore by the March 2011 tsunami that has become a landmark in one of the hardest-hit cities in the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2013
U.S. JET teacher features in 3/11 film
While Taylor Anderson's life was cut short on March 11, 2011, along with thousands of others caught in the massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Tohoku, the full life she led was a source of inspiration for an American documentarian who chronicled her life.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Aug 31, 2013
Naoto Kan speaks out
Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. He likes to say he's the same man now, but of course there's an irony in that. After all, in the intervening years he acquired about...
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2013
Iwate governor thanks U.S. for 3/11 Operation Tomodachi help
The governor of Iwate Prefecture — one of the areas hardest hit by the March 11, 2011, quake and tsunami — hosted an event in New York on Monday to thank the United States for its help after the devastating disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2013
Tsunami victim's dream lives on
Living near the Shioyasaki lighthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Himeka Suzuki was a cheerful girl who from a young age loved to paint and draw cartoon characters with color pencils and crayons.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2013
Ship beached by 3/11 tsunami to be dismantled
The marooned 330-ton trawler that's become a disaster landmark in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, will be dismantled instead of being preserved, the mayor announces.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2013
Tohoku boat found in Sea of Japan
A fishing boat from tsunami-ravaged Kesennuma is found on the other side of Honshu in the Sea of Japan after apparently circulating across the Pacific and back.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2013
Crown Prince plays viola made of tsunami debris
Crown Prince Naruhito on Sunday played a viola made of driftwood from a tsunami-ravaged city in Tohoku during a concert held by his alma mater's orchestra.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Jun 23, 2013
Happiness: Abenomics falls short
What makes people happy? The global trend toward quantifying happiness certainly got a big boost from Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom that has championed and made a cottage industry out of the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH).
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
NRA makes new reactor safety regimen official
The Nuclear Regulation Authority officially approves new safety requirements for reactors aimed at preventing disasters like the catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 14, 2013
Unflinching survival epic recounts tsunami horror
Director Juan Antonio Bayona came out of nowhere — well, Barcelona and the world of music videos, actually — to drop "The Orphanage" on an unsuspecting world in 2007. This chilling and intelligent reinvention of the haunted-house genre went on to become No. 1 at the Spanish box office and...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2013
State lowballed Nankai tsunami impact: Osaka
Osaka said Thursday a massive temblor could trigger tsunami that could flood an area of 9,394 hectares in the prefecture, three times more than earlier estimated by the central government.
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2013
Supercomputer used to simulate disaster evacuations
University of Tokyo researchers have used the K supercomputer to develop a simulation for mass evacuations in case of tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2013
Tsunami hero continuing disaster education efforts
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, regional governments have been reviewing their disaster plans and enhancing preparations, from boosting buildings' quake resistance to increasing their stockpiles of emergency food and blankets for immediate use.
JAPAN
May 15, 2013
Nankai Big One could kill 1,800 in isles: metro team
Some 1,800 people in the Izu and Ogasawara island chains in the Pacific could be killed, mainly by tsunami, if the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan experiences a major temblor, the metro government says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2013
Fukushima debris disposal falling short
The Environment Ministry admits that disposing of disaster debris in Fukushima Prefecture will not be completed by the April 2014 target.

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