September 13, 2011
SAPPORO -- The president of Hokkaido Railway Co. vanished the morning of Sept. 12, leaving behind letters believed to contain his will, officials of the railway company said...
September 07, 2011
WAKAYAMA -- For the first time in more than 30 years, a typhoon has left more than 100 people dead or missing in Japan.
June 25, 2011
On a chilly night in northeastern Japan, hours after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, Hiroko Endo was helping care for elderly people at an inland facility in Naraha, a...
June 11, 2011
SENDAI--Dentists work in one room of the Miyagi prefectural police headquarters trying to match dental records with unidentified bodies in the morgue.
June 10, 2011
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Kento Abe is still looking for his grandmother. He believes she was with his parents when the tsunami hit their homes three months ago.
April 29, 2011
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Akemi Karino received a mobile phone call immediately after the memorial service on April 28 for staff and children of Okawa Elementary School,...
April 21, 2011
Just as her father used to, photographer Mayumi Suzuki told the new first-graders to smile for the camera Tuesday at the welcoming ceremony at Onagawa Daiichi Elementary School ...
April 11, 2011
As in many natural disasters, the old were especially vulnerable in the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, with more than half of those who died in the earthquake and...
March 30, 2011
MINAMI-SANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture--Ryusei Murata waved farewell to his brother Tensho on Sunday as he left for Tottori, western Japan, to search for their parents in their...
March 28, 2011
Clutching posters with their photos, Norio Kimura tirelessly searches for his wife Miyuki, daughter Yuna and father Wataro, but he is barred from searching their quake-hit...
March 22, 2011
YAMADA, Iwate Prefecture--Just minutes after the mega-earthquake struck northeastern Japan on March 11, Masakazu Sasaki was on the rooftop of the town hall where he worked.
March 18, 2011
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--It came as no surprise when teacher Motoko Onodera rushed into the face of danger to check on the safety of students after the Great East Japan ...
March 13, 2011
MINAMI-SANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture--Half of the population of this seaside community in northeastern Japan are missing, and the town itself appears to have been almost...
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