October 12, 2012
One could say Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Alubomulle Sumanasara has a way with words. He has sold more than 1 million copies of his collected sermons during two decades of...
October 07, 2012
Renovation work at Tokyo Station has quietly honored Japan's 2011 quake and tsunami victims, with a roof now tiled with slates from the disaster zone.
October 07, 2012
NATORI, Miyagi Prefecture--A two-story hotel consisting of orange and blue freight containers opened in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, to help alleviate the accommodation shortage...
October 06, 2012
The government is renovating its buildings using at least 12 billion yen ($150 million) in funds initially intended to reconstruct areas devastated by last year’s earthquake...
September 16, 2012
YATOMI, Aichi Prefecture--Japan's "miracle" lone pine tree, a symbol of hope after last year's horrendous tsunami, is no more.
September 09, 2012
Visitors are flocking to a dying lone pine tree that survived last year’s tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, before it is felled for preservation on Sept. 12.
September 06, 2012
In Eri Endo's darkest days, as she grieved the deaths of her closest friends and her rootless life as a nuclear evacuee, music came to give gospel-like inspiration to this...
September 04, 2012
Japanese researchers say they have developed a protein that triples the survival rate of mice that have been exposed to high levels of radiation.
September 02, 2012
An art festival in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward is showcasing pictures drawn by kids living in disaster-stricken areas of the Tohoku region, and the organizers have arranged a...
August 30, 2012
VENICE--Blueprints for houses to replace those lost in Japan's tsunami disaster last year have won first prize at a prestigious architecture biennale.
August 28, 2012
The governor of Shizuoka Prefecture said he will support holding a local referendum on restarting the Hamaoka nuclear power plant, which is regarded as a ticking time bomb.
August 20, 2012
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--Since most evacuees from last year's earthquake and tsunami could not attend the famed Aomori Nebuta Festival, a group of volunteers...
August 17, 2012
High school students Minami Nagaike and Anju Matsumoto, who had to evacuate from Fukushima Prefecture after last year's disaster, are coming home, thanks to the hula.
August 16, 2012
Yota Tsukada is not your typical self-centered teenager.
August 12, 2012
Survivors prayed for victims of last year’s earthquake and tsunami on Aug. 11 ahead of the traditional Bon period, when the spirits of the dead are believed to return to...
August 10, 2012
Each time photographer Keizo Yoshida releases the shutter of his camera, he tells himself, "There's still time."
August 08, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced, without verifying the cause, that a "hydrogen explosion" had occurred in its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 14, 2011, simply...
August 06, 2012
With the world's greatest athletes gathered in London for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, three members of the Japanese Olympic Team with ties to northeastern Honshu found their ...
July 26, 2012
FUKUSHIMA--About 750 children and adults cheered as the steam train "Fukushima Fukkogo" chugged between Koriyama and Fukushima on the JR Tohoku Line on July 25.
July 25, 2012
A new device capable of purifying 500 tons of radioactive water a day will go into operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by the end of the year. After purification,...