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TSUNAMI

JAPAN
Apr 26, 2020
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolts Tokyo area
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit Ibaraki Prefecture at 9:49 a.m. Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2020
Tsunami-hit Miyagi city waits patiently for Olympics to showcase revival
Every Sunday morning, a decades-old market in Miyagi Prefecture is crowded with local residents and tourists making their way down narrow aisles and checking out a variety of fresh seafood.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 12, 2020
What remains undone in the post-3/11 reconstruction
Many of the people affected by the disasters are still struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2020
Fukushima dreams: A young baseball star, a father and their shattered town
Kazuo Ouchi drives down a single-lane road through sheets of rain until he reaches a gravel driveway leading to a weathered farmhouse. Yellowing lace curtains are drawn tight over the windows, shutting out the weak winter light.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Japan marks ninth anniversary of 3/11 disaster quietly as virus concerns halt events
Japan marked the ninth anniversary Wednesday of the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked the Tohoku region and killed more than 15,000 people in 2011, as health fears over the spread of COVID-19 prompted the cancellation or scaling down of a number of events.
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JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11
The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Child care is mother of all lifelines for tsunami-hit Ishinomaki firm
A maker of cod roe products in Miyagi Prefecture has attracted young job-seeking mothers with an offer of on-site child care, in the process revitalizing a business and community that is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2020
Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings
High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2020
Missing persons toll from 3/11 stands at 2,529, nine years on
The death toll rose to 15,899 in the 12 prefectures tracked after bones were found at a construction site in Iwate and off the coast of Miyagi.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2020
3/11 recovery agency to remain open until 2031
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that would extend until 2031 the life of the agency overseeing the recovery in areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2020
No. 2 reactor at Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi, halted by 2011 tsunami, passes safety screening
A nuclear reactor in Miyagi Prefecture damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster formally cleared screening by a national nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, paving the way for it to restart after anti-disaster measures are completed by the end of March next year.
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JAPAN
Feb 14, 2020
Japanese panel proposes using red and white flag as tsunami warning
An expert panel of the Meteorological Agency has proposed that a red and white checkered flag be used to swiftly convey tsunami warnings to people with hearing impairments at seaside resorts.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2020
In first, Japan highlights detailed tsunami risks from Nankai Trough quake
A government committee outlines the possibilities of coastal areas experiencing tsunami of different heights if a quake with a magnitude of 8 to 9 occurs in the Nankai Trough.
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JAPAN
Jan 14, 2020
Ebisu statue, lost following 2011 tsunami, pulled from waters off Miyagi
A statue of Ebisu, the Japanese god of fishermen and luck, was pulled from the sea Tuesday and will be given a new home near the Miyagi Prefecture port from which it was swept away during the devastating March 2011 tsunami.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 26, 2019
230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers Indian Ocean tsunami
Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's deadliest disasters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 22, 2019
Indonesian miracle survivor is on a mission to help close gaps in tsunami warning system
Arif Munandar had been pronounced dead before he woke up in a body bag four days after a monstrous wave swept his village in Indonesia's northern Aceh province 15 years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2019
Japan estimates post-3/11 reconstruction costs at ¥1.5 trillion for fiscal 2021-25
The government announced an estimate Monday that it will spend around ¥1.5 trillion on reconstruction projects for areas devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in the five-year period starting from fiscal 2021.
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JAPAN
Nov 27, 2019
Nuclear watchdog approves restart of Onagawa reactor in Miyagi hit by 3/11 tsunami
The No. 2 unit of Tohoku Electric Power's Onagawa plant received the green light after the addition of disaster prevention measures, including a towering seawall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2019
In Japan, Pope Francis urges rethink of reliance on nuclear energy
Meeting survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster that triggered the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis, Pope Francis has a poignant message.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2019
Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters
Pope Francis on Monday met with victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a day after railing against the destructive power of nuclear weapons in the atomic bomb-hit cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

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