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TSUNAMI

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2022
ASDF plane carrying water arrives in disaster-hit Tonga
Water supplies in Tonga have been disrupted by volcanic ash and salt water and securing access to safe drinking water is 'a critical immediate priority,' according to the Red Cross.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2022
Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolts western Japan
The focus of the quake under the Pacific Ocean was within a zone off Japan's coast where an earthquake causing a massive tsunami is predicted to occur in the future.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2022
Tongan 'real life Aquaman' survives 27-hour swim after tsunami
Lisala Folau, who lived on the small, isolated island of Atata, said was swept out to sea when the waves hit land at about 7 p.m. on Saturday. He reached land at 10 p.m. the next day.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2022
World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water and food run short
The first flights from Australia and New Zealand landed in Tonga on Thursday with much-needed supplies of water for sanitation and hygiene as well as shelter, communication equipment and power generators.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2022
With a repair ship many days away, Tonga faces weeks of digital darkness
The ship is not expected to reach Tonga until Feb. 1, after which it will perform the difficult task of repairing damaged cables from the ocean floor.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2022
In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk
By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2022
First aid finally reaches Tonga as telephone lines partially restored
The delivery of the supplies brought in by aircraft was contactless to ensure Tonga remains free of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 20, 2022
Here’s what scientists know about the Tonga volcano eruption
The shock wave produced by the explosion, as well as the unusual nature of the tsunamis it generated, will have scientists studying the event for years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2022
Japan's weather agency to monitor long-term effects of Tonga eruption
Saturday's disaster reminded some in Japan of an eruption in 1991 — one that may have led to a colder summer and poor crop yields two years later.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 18, 2022
In volcano’s wake, an agonizing wait for news from Tonga
Footage shared moments before the internet connection was cut showed people running inland, searching for higher ground in a very flat country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2022
Drinking water and ash big concern as Tonga assesses tsunami damage
The eruption and resulting tsunami cut off phone and internet lines for the entire island, as well as damage to an undersea cable, which could take more than a week to restore.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2022
Shrouded by ash, Tonga's fate remains unclear after powerful volcano erupts
As reports of the volcano's effect trickled in from far-flung countries Sunday there was little word from Tonga, the island nation just 40 miles from the site of the extraordinary explosion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
Home win in first event may console those promised 'Recovery Olympics'
The underlying theme of the Games — to showcase the Tohoku region's recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — has been largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
A decade on, Japan remembers those lost in deadly quake and tsunami
Residents in the severely affected prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi observed a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., exactly a decade after the huge quake struck.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
Ghost towns of Fukushima remain empty after decadelong rebuild
Reconstruction efforts, from supermarkets and transport infrastructure to cutting-edge technology, have yet to entice large numbers of people to return.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
Olympic torchbearer aiming to remind the world of 2011 disaster
Kenichi Kurosawa survived the earthquake and tsunami, and has been constantly encouraging his neighbors to stay strong ever since.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 10, 2021
The crisis a decade ago remains relevant today
As we commemorate those losses, we must also remember the heroes of that day and those that followed, men and women who scrambled to combat an unfolding catastrophe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
Deconstructing reconstruction to further understand Fukushima
It remains uncertain if decommissioning of the Fukushima plant can be completed on schedule between 2041 and 2051.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 9, 2021
Hiroko Ito: ‘When disaster strikes, secure your own safety first of all’
Hiroko Ito is a specialist in disaster management, and has also helped launch Kyushu's first Mobile Pharmacy service.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2021
Photo essay: Tsunami survivors call lost loves on the 'phone of the wind'
Thousands of visitors from across Japan have made trips to the phone, including people who have lost relatives to sickness and suicide.

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