April 01, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Although cherry blossoms are not in bloom yet in the Tohoku area, a handprinted painting of a tree in full bloom can currently be seen in the...
March 23, 2013
The "Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings" anime series will be featured on a special box of chocolates to be released for sale on March 23, with proceeds earmarked for earthquake and ...
March 14, 2013
Professional orchestras are recording the songs of schools slated for closure in Japan's most disaster-stricken prefectures in hopes of preserving a piece of history and...
March 10, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Long overlooked in coverage of the earthquake and tsunami disaster, foreign wives and mothers finally have a voice.
March 06, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Masatoshi Saijo gingerly opened a package sent to his company on Feb. 7, wondering if it contained "hazardous material" because it was so heavy.
February 14, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Two 1-kilogram gold bars worth 10 million yen ($107,000) were sent anonymously to the operator of a fish market here that was destroyed in the...
January 13, 2013
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture-- “We have the common goal of expanding consumption of the world's marine products.”
December 31, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture—Days before last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Chisato Shito gave her mother a final gift.
December 11, 2012
KOBE—Nighttime sightseers are admiring this city's winter illuminations this year, an annual tradition dating from 1995, the year Kobe was recovering from a devastating...
November 22, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--For fans of "Kamen Rider" and numerous comic books, Nov. 17 was a date on the calendar like no other.
October 25, 2012
A full 3-D CG feature film adaptation of the classic "Cyborg 009" manga and anime series had its world premiere Oct. 13 in the town of Ishinomaki as a tribute to the series'...
August 23, 2012
Entries for the Miyagi Sendai Animation Grand Prix 2013 competition are being accepted through Jan. 18.
August 04, 2012
A grand piano recovered from the muck of tsunami-stricken Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, will be played by singer Kumiko in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, the 67th anniversary of the...
July 25, 2012
Koichi Sunaga at Yahoo Japan Corp. believes information technology will help turn the tide for Ishinomaki's struggling fisheries.
July 16, 2012
Children in the disaster-hit city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on July 15 received a cool gift to play with for at least one day in the summer heat.
July 10, 2012
Can a stark reminder of a natural disaster ever become an essential part of the fabric of a local community?
June 28, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--After catching a decent number of sea bass in Sendai Bay, Hisayoshi Otomo went through the normal routine of weighing the fish at a pier--and...
May 16, 2012
Tokyo photographer Eiji Tsuchiya thought schoolchildren affected by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake could provide a powerful and moving perspective of survivors through ...
March 28, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Players from the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics held a baseball clinic here on March 27 to support children living in the areas...
March 13, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture—After their percussion instruments were destroyed in last year’s tsunami, students at Ogatsu Junior High School here replaced them using old...