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The two-week stay in Iwate gave the visitors plenty to talk about. "There is much to learn from Japan's efforts," says Mohammed Hashim Nimer. "The situation here is quite different from that of Iraq. But I think we can draw on some of the lessons." Rebuilding their hometowns -- together with their people.
The agency was set up in February 2012 to guide the reconstruction effort — particularly in severely damaged areas in the three Tohoku prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. It now has some 520 staff to support those affected and promote business revitalization. It is also helping with the return of ...

January 23 (Renewables Now) - Japanese company Smart Solar Corp announced last week it has completed a 2.44-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Iwate prefecture, Japan. Local utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506) will purchase the output at a feed-in tariff (FiT) of JPY 36 (USD 0.33/EUR ...
Ownerless land was a big issue after the 2011 tsunami, says Mr Masuda, as Iwate tried to find space for temporary homes. He cites his own experience of trying to build a prefectural road only to find an heir had migrated to Brazil in the 1950s. The Japanese embassy in Brasilia drew a blank in its search.
Yukiko Yahata is seen at Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture's "3.11 light of hope" monument to the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, on Jan. 17, 2018. The lamp was lit in 2012 with a flame from Kobe's "1.17 Light of Hope" memorial to the victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. (Mainichi).
The poem "Eiketsu no Asa" (The Morning of Eternal Parting) by Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is written as a dialogue between himself and his dying younger sister, Toshi, whose lines are in the dialect of their native Iwate Prefecture. Toshi asks Kenji to fetch some sleet. He obliges, bringing her two bowls of ...

According to statistics from the Iwate Prefectural Government, the number of foreign tourists making the journey there has been steadily rising since the 2011 earthquake and related disasters, and reached a record-breaking 163,230 people in 2016, up 41,739 people the previous year. With 2019 seeing the ...
The number of Asian black bears killed in Akita Prefecture is dramatically higher than in other prefectures like neighboring Aomori and Iwate, which are also part of the Tohoku region. Environment Ministry statistics show that as of the end of last October, 697 black bears were caught in traps and shot in ...
“We will carry on lives on behalf of those six friends as well,” said Ayato Toba, 20, a second-year student at Iwate Medical University. The six who died were engulfed by the tsunami while shopping for commemorative gifts to present to older students who were graduating. From then on, their schoolmates ...
This includes the Heian Period (794-1185) garden of Motsu-ji, the first stop on my cultural itinerary of this otherwise modest township in Iwate Prefecture. The garden is just five minute's walk from the little station that serves a town that has worked hard to secure the listing of its major historical assets as ...
Toshiba says that the company is going ahead with a forward-looking plan for a new memory fabrication facility in Kitakami, Iwate prefecture. TMC – Toshiba Memory Corporation – will establish a company to operate the facility, and invest about JPY 7 billion (EUR 51,76 million) in site preparation and initial ...
Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will invest some ¥7 billion ($61.7 million) in the current fiscal year to procure and prepare land in Iwate Prefecture to build a new flash memory plant amid rising demand. The conglomerate said it is scheduled to start preparation work in the city of Kitakami in February 2018 ...
MORIOKA, Iwate Prefecture--“A touch is worth a hundred words” is the motto of the tiny museum here that has been helping visually handicapped people see the world through their hands. Masataro Sakurai, who went blind when he was an elementary school student, founded the museum, now called ...
A special winter train equipped with traditional Japanese "kotatsu" heaters has begun operating in northern Japan, along the Pacific coast. The first train departed from Sanriku Railway's Kuji Station in Iwate Prefecture on Saturday. About 40 passengers were on board. A "kotatsu" is a low table with an ...
... a series of layered erosion protection barriers in the Tateyama Mountain Area in Toyama Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan and the sprawling and scenic Koiwai Farm at the foot of Mount Iwate in Iwate Prefecture. The aim is to celebrate and preserve strides made by Japan in the 20th century that might ...
Birthdate: July 5, 1994... Height: 193cm... Weight: 92kg... Throws: Right... Bats: Left... Hometown: Oshu, Iwate Prefecture... High School: Hanamaki Higashi (Iwate)... Favorite school subject: History... Walk-up songs: Do or Die (Afrojack)/Wrapped Up (Olly Murs Feat. Travie Macoy)... Titles: 2015 - Wins, ERA, ...
ICHINOSEKI, IWATE PREF. – Looking out the window as the bullet train crosses into northern Iwate Prefecture, the mighty Tohoku mountains stand tall behind deep forests, rice paddies and the occasional sleepy town. Long gone is the constant buzzing of cars and a view that stops on the other side of the ...

According to Iwate Nippo Co., in the early hours of a day in mid-October, the 74-year-old Date knocked numerous times on the door of the room where a female reporter for the paper had been staying overnight. When she opened the door, he entered the room and proceeded to hold her against him and ...
... marking the largest net decrease of 8,395. Including Fukushima, Hiroshima and Kyoto, 23 prefectures saw sharper declines compared with the year before. Iwate and Miyagi, which also suffered severe damage from the March 2011 disasters, saw net population outflows of 4,361 and 1,262, respectively.
The areas of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate were devastated by a tsunami, which was triggered by a major earthquake. ... "This time, the Reconstruction Agency and Tokyo 2020 decided to highlight local specialities from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, all of which were affected by the 2011 Great ...
The two sides are considering a joint investment for a new flash memory production site in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, due to begin production in 2021 or later. Toshiba plans to unilaterally invest if the Toshiba Memory dispute cannot be resolved. Toshiba and Western Digital are operating under the deals ...
The town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, suffered major damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Projects to “promote group relocation for disaster preparedness” have aimed to clear higher ground for the construction of residential areas. However, problems with unclaimed land have caused significant ...
IWATE (TR) – Iwate Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old man in the killing of his male roommate at a social welfare institution in Miyako City, reports Jiji Press (Nov. 18). At 4:45 a.m. on Friday, Kokichi Haga allegedly used a towel to block the mouth of roommate Ichiro Chiyokawa, 76, in suffocating ...
Iwate Prefecture is one of Japan's northernmost prefectures with stunning natural scenery. Highlights of this tour include cruising down the river through the Geibikei Gorge. Participants ride on a small motor-less boat which is carried downstream by the current and steered only by the pole of its helmsman, ...
Tohoku is a region in the northeastern part of the island of Honshu and is divided into six prefectures; Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Yamagata, Miyagi ...
The Yomiuri was able to obtain the numbers of unattended deaths in Tokyo's 23 wards and Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Iwate prefectures since ...
The temblor also registered 1 on the seismic scale in both northerly prefectures of Aomori and Iwate, the JMA said. The JMA has not issued a ...
The new plant is part of reinforcing its supply system in the north part of Tohoku area, including Aomori, Akita and Iwate Prefectures.
Authorities, including the Iwate Prefectural Police, are considering when to begin the trial on the 30-km section. Also on Wednesday, the ...
The previous night, a patient at Iwate Medical University Hospital was to receive a liver transplant from a donor in the Tokai region. Kasahara ...
The previous night, a patient at Iwate Medical University Hospital was to receive a liver transplant from a donor in the Tokai region. Kasahara ...
By Tamotsu Saito / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterHIRONO, Iwate — Iwate Prefecture boasts the largest salmon catches in the Honshu region.
Similar trials on a section of the Tohoku Expressway in northeastern Iwate Prefecture are expected to get the green light, possibly by the end of ...
... key Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture, currently being expanded, and at a new plant in Iwate Prefecture that will start construction next year.
Children in Iwate are taught to do this during elementary school as part of their lessons on etiquette and good citizenship, and while there's no ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunKAMAISHI, Iwate — When rookie police officer Ami Fujiwara, 23, began her duties in September, she was honoring the ...
The slightly nutty Gokoku, meanwhile, contains a small amount of wild grains such as millet and amaranth, both staples in Iwate Prefecture.
October 5 (Renewables Now) - Japanese firm NTT Facilities Inc announced today it has completed a 17.7-MW solar power plant in Iwate prefecture. Located in ...
TOKYO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off northeastern Japan's Iwate prefecture at 5:22 a.m. ...
Orders and inquiries can be made with his workshop called Techno Baisen Kobo at 0195(37)1999 in the city of Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture.
Orders and inquiries (in Japanese) can be made with his workshop called Techno Baisen Kobo at 0195(37)1999 in the city of Ninohe, Iwate ...
Seika Utsunomiya makes her debut as a train driver for Sanriku Railway Co. in Iwate Prefecture on Oct. 14. (Video taken by Yosuke Fukudome).
... following advice from experts. A trial is set to begin in the Tohoku Expressway section in Iwate Prefecture as soon as preparations are made.
This April 2015 photo provided by John W. Chapman shows marine sea slugs from a derelict vessel from Iwate Prefecture, Japan which ...
In addition to rice from Fukushima Prefecture, the EU is expected to remove restrictions on some seafood products from Iwate, Miyagi and other ...
TOKYO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off northeastern Japan's Iwate prefecture at 5:22 a.m. ...
The agency's website says the temblor hit at 2:37 a.m. about 283 kilometers southeast of the city of Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture and more than ...
RIKUZENTAKATA, IWATE PREF. – Areas hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are making an effort to create a more welcoming ...
MORIOKA, IWATE PREF. – About 70 percent of those forced into government-run housing because of the Great East Japan Earthquake will ...
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