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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2013
Kids at tsunami-hit school keep traditional dances alive
Students at a junior high school in tsunami-hit Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, are making a fresh start in their efforts to keep traditional performing arts alive.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2013
Miyagi opens first post-3/11 housing
A ceremony was held Monday in Miyagi Prefecture to mark the completion of the first public housing units to be built after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2013
Satellite schools strive to keep evacuee kids
Tatsuma Hangai will be entering his third year at Namie High School in April, but he has never taken a class at the home campus in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2013
Teacher vows to protect students from disasters
Having lost his daughter in the quake-tsunami disaster two years ago, Toshiro Sato, a teacher in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, believes the best disaster prevention is not to forget what happened that fateful day and confront it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2013
Students thank U.S. military for aid
A group of students from the tsunami-hit town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, met Tuesday with U.S. military personnel at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego to thank them for their relief efforts under Operation Tomodachi two years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 27, 2013
Tohoku artifacts reach U.S. coast
Part of a torii gate and a wooden statue of Ebisu, the Japanese god of luck, were found on the U.S. West Coast this month, leaving residents wondering if they were swept to sea by the March 11, 2011, tsunami that hit the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2013
Fishing vessel carried inland by tsunami to be dismantled
A 330-ton fishing vessel carried hundreds of meters inland by the March 11, 2011, tsunami will probably be dismantled instead of preserved as a memorial to the tragedy, the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2013
Grateful Tohoku students express thanks with concert in Big Apple
About 70 students from the Tohoku region gave a concert Friday in New York to express their gratitude for U.S. support after the March 2011 disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2013
Washed-up dock stirs awareness in Oregon
When a massive dock drifted across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the U.S. West Coast after the Great East Japan Earthquake, it brought along more than the invasive "wakame" kelp and mussels that were attached to it. The city of Newport, Oregon, where the docked beached itself last June, noticed the high interest it was generating and put it to good use.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Mar 17, 2013
Tohoku coast faces man-made perils in wake of tsunami
One day in October 2011, marine ecologist Masahiro Nakaoka donned his scuba gear, paddled into the waters of Funakoshi Bay in Iwate Prefecture, and braced himself for his first glimpse of its underwater communities since a massive tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake swept through seven months earlier, on March 11.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 17, 2013
Data from 3/11 could save lives if used effectively
As the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approached, the media again rallied to pay tribute to the tragedy's victims, whether dead or alive. Many of the latter are still in limbo, unsure of their future since the events of that day wiped out much of their past.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2013
Tokyo doctor adds disaster zone to practice
Ever since the 9-magnitude earthquake rocked the Tohoku region two years ago, Tokyo doctor Naoko Ishii and her husband, Hajime, have been quasi-residents of the Ogatsu district of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2013
Aceh observes 3/11 anniversary
About 600 people in Indonesia's Aceh Province, which was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, participated in a ceremony Monday to commemorate the second anniversary of a similar catastrophe that ravaged the Tohoku region in 2011.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 10, 2013
Two wide-ranging, informed compilations scrutinize the March 11 disasters
NATURAL DISASTER AND NUCLEAR CRISIS IN JAPAN, edited by Jeff Kingston. Routledge, 2012, 304 pp., £28.99 (paperback)
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2013
2011 disasters directly affected 1.1 million jobs: survey
The number of people whose jobs were directly affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis exceeded 1.1 million in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures as of October, a government report says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 8, 2013
Traumatized port struggles to stay together, move on
When the Kinoya fish processing company in Ishinomaki opened its brand new flagship factory last month, it gave employees a ray of hope that it would recover from the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of the city.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2013
Japanese student tells U.N. how youth are reshaping tsunami-hit areas
A Japanese high school student who survived the 2011 tsunami recounted at the U.N.'s New York headquarters her experiences of the disaster and how young people are playing a critical role in rebuilding her hometown in Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2013
New tsunami alerts set to debut
The Meteorological Agency's revised tsunami warning system starts up at noon Thursday to better alert the public over the threat of massive waves hitting land.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2013
Tsunami dock to be hauled off U.S. beach
A 185-ton dock that was swept from Tohoku by the 2011 tsunami and reached a remote coastal area of Washington state will be dismantled and removed by helicopter this month, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2013
Canada cultural group to assist disaster-zone youths
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Center said Saturday it will use the 1.5 million Canadian dollars (¥137 million) in its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to assist the education of young people in the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 disasters.

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