Tag - tsunami



Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2019
On World Tsunami Day, Japanese high school students at U.N. share lessons learned from disasters
Two Japanese high school students stressed on Tuesday the importance of sharing lessons learned from past disasters at a panel discussion to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day, held at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2019
Canadian rugby players help clean-up efforts in Kamaishi after typhoon leads to game cancelation
Canada missed their chance to play their final Rugby World Cup match due to a powerful typhoon, but the team stayed in Kamaishi on Sunday to help out local residents with their cleanup efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2019
Japan's top court finalizes ¥1.44 billion in damages for 84 deaths at school in 3/11 tsunami
The decision was sealed after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by the Ishinomaki municipal and Miyagi prefectural governments over blame for the tragic evacuation plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 1, 2019
Prosecutors appeal acquittal of former Tepco execs over Fukushima nuclear disaster
An appeal has been filed with the Tokyo High Court challenging the acquittal of three former Tepco executives over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2019
The Tepco verdict is predictable but not insignificant
Three Tepco executives are acquitted of criminal negligence in the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster. Did the court recognize the unfairness of holding only three people responsible for a crisis that had much broader causes?
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2019
Museum dedicated to March 2011 tsunami disaster opens in Iwate Prefecture
A museum aimed at passing on the lessons of the March 2011 tsunami to future generations opened Sunday in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.
Sep 20, 2019
Acquittals don't absolve Tepco of blame for disaster
The acquittals of the former Tepco executives highlight the limitations of criminal trials in pursuing the responsibility of executives of large firms for serious accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2019
Former Tepco executives found not guilty of criminal negligence in Fukushima nuclear disaster
Three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are acquitted of professional negligence relating to the 2011 crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
Aug 16, 2019
Japanese team developing AI-based system to forecast chance of tsunami and scale of damage
Drawing lessons from one of the worst disasters in the nation's history, a team of Japanese researchers is developing an artificial intelligence-based tsunami-forecasting system set for release in fiscal 2020 that could help limit loss of life and property in future calamities.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2019
Beach in Fukushima Prefecture reopens for first time since 2011 disasters
Kitaizumi Beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, reopened Saturday after it was closed following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2019
At least 26 injured in earthquake in Japan's northwest
At least 26 people were injured, including one seriously, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan's northwestern region late Tuesday, causing landslides and power outages in some areas.
May 15, 2019
Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning lifted
A shallow magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck close to Papua New Guinea's remote island of New Britain on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific that was later lifted.
Apr 20, 2019
Body from March 2011 disaster identified from decade-old stamp
The Miyagi Prefectural Police have said that a corpse discovered in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been identified as that of a 60-year-old woman from the Miyagi town of Onagawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Defining the Heisei Era
Mar 30, 2019
Defining the Heisei Era: Japan deals with death, disasters and a feeling of insecurity
Post-disaster Tohoku has been rife with supernatural sightings.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 29, 2019
Fukushima radioactive contaminants found as far north as Alaska's Bering Strait
Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crippled by tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2019
Tsunami-hit Ishinomaki to return 1964 Tokyo Olympics cauldron lent as symbol of 3/11 recovery
The city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture held a ceremony Sunday to return the 1964 Tokyo Olympics cauldron, after its four years on display to recognize the area's recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2019
Tsunami-hit railway in northeast Japan resumes regular services
A railway line stretching more than 160 kilometers along Iwate Prefecture's Pacific Coast resumed regular services Sunday for the first time since sustaining heavy damage caused by the 2011 tsunami and massive earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2019
Yusuke Kimura's 'Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa's Deluge': Tohoku refuses to be silenced
In Yusuke Kimura's two novellas, 'Sacred Cesium Ground' and 'Isa's Deluge,' the aftermath of the 3/11 disaster plays out across two stories exploring the post-disaster relationships between humans and animals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2019
Ex-Tepco execs' lawyers make final plea for acquittal over negligence in Fukushima nuclear crisis
The defense team said it was impossible for the executives to foresee the tsunami that engulfed the power plant and caused fuel meltdowns following a massive earthquake.


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