Mar 24, 2014

Father haunted by memories of son who perished

Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami. The boy was one of three children from a public nursery school who died when the car they were fleeing ...

Disaster drill held to prepare for Nankai quake

Aug 31, 2013

Disaster drill held to prepare for Nankai quake

A disaster drill for the anticipated major earthquake in central to western Japan was held Saturday with about 4,200 people taking part at numerous locations. Self-Defense Forces planes and helicopters were used to simulate transporting injured people from airports in the region to cities in ...