May 29, 2015
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--Purple sea bells are making a comeback on Nobiru beach here after the 2011 tsunami wiped out nearly all of the flowering bindweeds.
May 21, 2015
Fukushima Prefecture won the most grand prizes at the Annual Japan Sake Awards for the third straight year, lifting the spirits of brewers still struggling with the effects of...
May 10, 2015
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--An American affectionately called "Monty Sensei" (Teacher Monty), who died here in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is the inspiration for a...
May 07, 2015
IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--Kinichi Okubo dreams of the day the garden around his home is filled with mature cherry blossom trees that will flower for generations to come.
April 22, 2015
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--The tsunami-hit JR Senseki Line is gearing up to resume full operations next month after a trial run was held April 21 on a previously...
April 16, 2015
TOMIOKA, Fukushima Prefecture--Although all residents of Tomioka remain evacuated due to the nuclear accident, a local fishermen’s union is ensuring that salmon don't...
April 13, 2015
Human resources company Pasona Group Inc. will arrange internships for young people seeking hands-on experience in coastal Tohoku areas hit hard by the 2011 Great East Japan...
March 30, 2015
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--Around 200 people were allowed to walk along a relocated section of the JR Senseki Line that was heavily damaged by the tsunami in 2011.
March 29, 2015
MIHARU, Fukushima Prefecture--In a twist for anime fans, the production company of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is coming to the assistance of a rural area recovering from the...
March 26, 2015
Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the number of entertainers visiting the devastated areas is declining.
March 24, 2015
KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture--For the past three years, all Chika Akimoto wanted to do was to hang out with kids of her age at school.
March 21, 2015
ONAGAWA, Miyagi Prefecture--After a four-year wait, trains are up and running the full length of the restored JR Ishinomaki Line, which was ravaged by the 2011 earthquake and...
March 14, 2015
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--For the final time, unclaimed photographs, notebooks and other items salvaged from the detritus of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and...
March 11, 2015
Members of the Seo family on March 11 made the familiar trek along the coast of Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, to a plot where a stone monument, figurines, flowers and even a white ...
March 10, 2015
Hirotaka Abe brought his 3-year-old daughter, Rian, to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to see off her mother on a flight to Fukuoka.
March 09, 2015
The population of 39 municipalities ravaged in the 2011 disaster shrank by 92,000, or 6.7 percent, over four years, a rate more than eight times faster than Japan’s overall...
March 09, 2015
Essayist Ichie Watanabe has heard dozens of life stories from people impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear accident that followed, but she has done more than...
March 09, 2015
It was still morning, but Sayaka Sugawara already felt it was “a special day that I will remember forever.”
March 08, 2015
For students who entered Unosumai Elementary School in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, they will attend classes in prefabricated...
March 07, 2015
Sixty-one percent of those made homeless by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster are still living in temporary housing, an Asahi Shimbun survey shows.