September 13, 2012
"Kiyari-uta" (log-carriers' chant) is a work song that loggers sing while using ropes to drag trees they felled. Loggers treat trees with awe and affection. I once heard a...
August 30, 2012
MINAMI-SANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture--A four-story wedding hall where 327 people took shelter and survived the 2011 tsunami should be allowed to stand as a memorial and perhaps to ...
August 14, 2012
FANGZHENG COUNTY, China--Amid all the rancor in China over Japan's war responsibility, local historian Guo Xiangsheng comes across as a lone voice in the wilderness.
December 14, 2011
The so-called miracle pine tree, the only one to remain standing among tens of thousands on a beach inundated by the March 11 tsunami, will no longer be a symbol of restoration ...
May 02, 2011
OTSUCHI, Iwate Prefecture--A 200-ton boat deposited on top of a building by the March 11 tsunami will be demolished despite calls for preservation from more than 160 academics.
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