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TSUNAMI

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JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
In wake of Japan disaster, scientists aim for faster and more accurate tsunami warnings
One recent project looks at how a new AI model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before a tsunami reaches land.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 8, 2021
Ten years on from 3/11, do you think you're ready for the 'Big One'?
What if the quake that hit Tohoku 10 years ago happened along the Nankai Trough to the south of Japan? Well, experts are predicting this very scenario.
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JAPAN
Mar 8, 2021
Photo essay: The seawalls of Tohoku
Since March 11, 2011, more than 350 kilometers of seawalls have been built along the Tohoku coastline.
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CULTURE / Film
Mar 4, 2021
A day to remember: Japanese films about 3/11
Japan's cinema grapples with the triple disaster of 2011 from a variety of angles.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 2, 2021
I survived the March 11 tsunami. Here's what it taught me about the people of Tohoku.
Matthew Ketchum was sitting at home on March 11, 2011, when the shaking started. In a matter of hours, his whole world changed.
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JAPAN
Mar 2, 2021
Japan to hold ceremony marking decade since 3/11 quake and tsunami
A moment of silence will be observed at 2:46 p.m., when the huge quake shook Japan a decade ago, triggering tsunamis as well as a nuclear crisis in Fukushima, and killing more than 15,000 people.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 22, 2021
Funding crunch hampers preservation of sites hit by 2011 quake
Officials say maintaining the sites has become an increasing struggle amid public apathy and drops in both donations and paying visitors.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2021
Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥278 million over Fukushima crisis
The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had dismissed the state's responsibility for the 2011 nuclear crisis.
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Feb 19, 2021
Sendai farmers' post-tsunami struggles compounded by pandemic and policy
Last spring saw a decrease in demand for fresh produce as eateries closed during the state of emergency, and wholesale prices of some vegetables dropped by half.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 19, 2021
A decade after 3/11, what lessons has Japan learned?
The March 11, 2011, earthquake's impact on the people and government of Japan has been both physical and philosophical.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2021
Amid global chip shortage, Renesas halts Ibaraki plant due to quake
The chipmaker has power and all utility equipment is functioning, but it decided to cancel Sunday's production for detailed inspections of the clean rooms as a precaution.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Ex-Tokyo fire chief recalls tense days of Fukushima disaster response
The central government requested the Tokyo Fire Department in the early hours of March 18 to help out with the situation in Fukushima.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Pandemic may force imperial couple to meet online with 3/11 survivors
Online conferences with residents of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are expected to start in mid-February, according to the source.
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JAPAN
Jan 25, 2021
Tsunami-hit Miyagi school building to reopen as memorial in April
Opinions are divided among residents, with some bereaved families saying they cannot bear the sight of the building.
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WORLD
Jan 24, 2021
Chile regrets panic triggered by mistaken tsunami warning after quake
Authorities in Chile said on Saturday they regretted spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 21, 2021
High court denies government responsibility for Fukushima nuclear crisis
Presiding Judge Akira Adachi said it is difficult to ascertain that the state's measures against tsunamis were problematic.
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JAPAN
Dec 10, 2020
Suga surveys 2011 quake recovery in northeastern Japan
'The reconstructions have entered the final phase. We will do all we can,' Suga told reporters after wrapping up his visits to Miyagi and Iwate prefectures.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 20, 2020
March 2011 victims identified thanks to forensic officer's lifelike portraits
Shuichi Abe has been hailed for his realistic drawings, which have reunited a number of bodies with their families in Miyagi Prefecture.
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JAPAN
Sep 11, 2020
In Fukushima, the search for the March 2011 missing goes on
Police officers from across the country are still being brought to the disaster-hit area in a bid to locate people's remains.
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JAPAN
Aug 24, 2020
School opens in quake-hit northern Japan town with help of Qatari fund
A u00a51 billion ($9.4 million) contribution from the state helped cover some of the u00a55.3 billion spent on the project to build a municipality-run school.

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