Great East Japan Earthquake
September 23, 2014
TSU, Mie Prefecture--When a photographer and a designer made frequent visits to Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, which was hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in...
September 22, 2014
Reinforcement work has been conducted on only 11 percent of apartment and condominium buildings judged to have insufficient earthquake-resistance strength in Tokyo and other...
September 22, 2014
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--As the Tohoku region enters harvest season, rice is being gathered here for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
September 16, 2014
TONDABAYASHI, Osaka Prefecture--A "miracle" rice crop grown from a handful of seeds that survived the devastating 2011 tsunami were harvested on Sept. 14, a sign of hope and...
September 13, 2014
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--An industrial-scale conveyor belt stretching three kilometers is transporting thousands of tons of clay from a mountainside to the lowland of...
September 12, 2014
After the Great East Japan Earthquake ravaged the Tohoku region, Yuichi Tomohiro immediately headed to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, as a volunteer worker.
September 11, 2014
More than 89,000 evacuees are still living in prefabricated temporary housing in northeastern Japan three and a half years after the 3/11 disaster.
September 10, 2014
The salmon run in northeastern Japan this autumn will likely plummet by 40 percent compared with last year due to damage to hatcheries caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami ...
September 04, 2014
Memories of communities lost to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami are being brought back to life through the magic of 3-D imagery.
September 03, 2014
PARIS--A high school girl from Fukushima Prefecture who was forced to evacuate due to the nuclear crisis planted a sakura cherry tree in the French capital as a symbol of hope...
September 01, 2014
PARIS--A 17-year-old girl from the Tohoku region who barely survived the devastating quake and tsunami of 2011 shared her experience with audiences here on Aug. 30 in the...
August 31, 2014
In Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, the town's first non-Japanese reconstruction support ambassador is trying to send a message out to the world that assistance is still...
August 29, 2014
At least 510 dams and irrigation ponds for agricultural use have poor quake resistance strength, according to a nationwide survey by local governments.
August 27, 2014
Three years after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, more than 11,000 students from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures are...
August 25, 2014
High school students from a tsunami-ravaged town in Tohoku and a municipality near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will hold a joint exhibition of then-and-now ...
August 16, 2014
SENDAI--A giant image of a destroyed reactor building in a nuclear wasteland is drawing crowds at the Sendai Mediatheque cultural hall in Aoba Ward here.
August 12, 2014
FUKUSHIMA--Before the Buddhist altar in the living room of her home at a temporary housing facility here, Takeko Suzuki prayed for the spirit of her eldest son, Kentaro. His...
August 07, 2014
SENDAI--The quake-hit downtown area of this northeastern city turned into a rainbow paradise as the annual Sendai Festival kicked off Aug. 6.
August 02, 2014
MORIOKA--Dancers and drummers decked out in vibrant costumes marked the beginning of the Sansa Odori dance festival as they marched along the downtown streets here Aug. 1.
August 01, 2014
A project to create 1,000 tapestries from kimono damaged in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is near completion, with 130 more pieces to go.