Life and Death
June 26, 2012
For Sadaharu Mishina, running as an Olympic torchbearer in Britain on June 25 had special poignancy.
June 25, 2012
Commercial goods containing cotton from farmland damaged by last year’s tsunami were put on sale for the first time in Tokyo on June 23.
June 20, 2012
Organizers of the Fukushima Biennale are seeking supporters to help fund a public display of the "Sun Child," a gigantic statue of a boy gazing up at the future, at this...
June 20, 2012
After last year's tsunami swept through his hometown of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, singer-songwriter Takaaki Konno did his part in relief efforts, including participating in ...
June 16, 2012
SENDAI--Out of tragedy, hope can only follow.
June 14, 2012
SENDAI--Police sketch artist Kazuo Koriyama is used to drawing images of bad guys, but now he's putting his pencil to work to help identify victims of last year’s earthquake...
June 13, 2012
An individual living near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was exposed to the highest level of external radiation doses reported so far among residents, according to the...
June 08, 2012
Sumo grand champion Hakuho, who is featured in advertisements for government bonds to fund reconstruction in the disaster-stricken Tohoku region, met Finance Minister Jun Azumi ...
June 06, 2012
More than a year after the reactors first melted down, the cost of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, ensuing evacuations and an envisioned massive cleanup, is still impossible to ...
June 05, 2012
Japan’s nuclear regulators considered exactly the sort of total power loss that helped trigger the Fukushima disaster more than 18 years before it occurred, but decided not...
June 01, 2012
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture—Umeo Sayama’s two-story home and barn stand isolated from civilization in the mountainous outskirts of this city. The snow that blanketed...
May 24, 2012
Miki Inoue recalled a power outage in Kyoto three years ago that lasted for only 10 minutes but still brought up fears for the worst.
May 20, 2012
SEOUL--Japanese film director Shunji Iwai holds a special place in the hearts of young audiences in South Korea.
May 16, 2012
On an average day, little activity stirs within the 20-kilometer, no-entry zone from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The area resembles a ghost town.
May 15, 2012
Cattle farmer Masami Yoshizawa is desperate to get the word out that livestock in the no-entry zone around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant can be saved.
May 12, 2012
Exactly 14 months after his mother was killed in the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake, Kenji Nakajima was finally able to visit the place where her body was ...
May 09, 2012
The Foreign Ministry will invite 10 overseas bloggers to northeastern Japan to write and report from areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
May 09, 2012
Instead of the usual student trip to Hokkaido or Okinawa, Tokyo high school senior Kazuma Akimoto found himself seeing first-hand the devastation from last year's massive...
May 08, 2012
Keiko Yoshida and Isao Takano were only finally beginning to feel settled after being driven from their homes by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture last year.
May 07, 2012
For the past 34 years, Takeichi Saito has been taking daily readings of seawater temperatures close to where the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido was eventually built.