Japanese Heart by Rebecca Manson The steady, dignified, almost quiet, progress and recovery of a region after the violence and destruction of one day in March 2011: Originally having planned to volunteer in Japan for just 3 weeks following the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11 2011, the place, the people and the shear depth and […] Read more – ‘Japanese Heart by Rebecca Manson’.
OFUNATO, Iwate Prefecture–A railway in a quake-devastated coastal area partly resumed operations on April 3 for the first time since the Great East Japan Earthquake two years ago, carrying excited passengers who won a lottery to ride the inaugural train. The South Rias Line, operated by Sanriku Railway Co., has been out of service since […] Read more – ‘Rail service resumes on quake-ravaged Sanriku coast’.
ISHINOMAKI, MIYAGI PREF. – When the Kinoya fish processing company in Ishinomaki opened its brand new flagship factory last month, it gave employees a ray of hope that it would recover from the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of the city. Like many of the 200 fish processors built near the port, tsunami […] Read more – ‘Traumatized port struggles to stay together, move on’.
FUKUSHIMA – The needs of employers and job seekers are mismatched in the Tohoku region, reeling still from the major earthquake and tsunami two years ago. The ratio of job offers to seekers has improved sharply in the three prefectures hit hardest by the disaster — Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima — but the offers are […] Read more – ‘Job seekers and offers in Tohoku still mismatched’.
Nobuko Kikuchi, a 72-year-old resident of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, couldn’t hear the emergency sirens that followed the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011. Nor could she hear the public announcement urging people to evacuate to higher ground as a massive tsunami approached the coast of northeastern Japan’s Tohoku region. Kikuchi is deaf. She […] Read more – ‘Filmmaker captures the 3/11 stress of Tohoku’s deaf’.
The number of noticeable aftershocks related to the Great East Japan Earthquake that rocked northeast Japan in March 2011 had reached 9,577 as of Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. The tremors are continuing to rattle the country two years on, though with lessening frequency, the agency said. Yoshimori Honkura, chairman of the government’s Earthquake Research […] Read more – ‘More than 9,500 aftershocks logged since mega-quake’.
Millions across the country shared a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. Monday to mark the second anniversary of the March 11 megaquake-tsunami calamity that struck Tohoku in 2011. In Tokyo, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, together with about 1,200 others, including three people from the three hardest-hit prefectures who suffered the loss of loved […] Read more – ‘Survivors recall two years of struggle’.
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As survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami grappled with the enormity of the devastation, more footage emerged on Sunday showing the moment the tsunami struck Japan’s northeast coast. Residents of the port town of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture watched in horror as the first huge tsunami waves hit, sweeping away cars and buildings. One […] Read more – ‘Huge tsunami waves smashing town in Japan’.