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On the trip, we visited several regions affected by the 2011 Great East Earthquake and Tsunami, such as Sendai and Minamisanriku. I learned about the language, culture, traditions, and people of Japan, but I also learned about how important it is to be prepared for a natural disaster. We visited museums ...
The town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture was among the communities that suffered damage on 3/11. As the Feb. 12 story says, “the town received a donation of around Â¥2.2 billion from Taiwan and used it to rebuild a hospital.” We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the people of Taiwan for the ...

Recently, the group collaborated in Tohoku for the second time with Australia's renowned Polyglot Theatre, bringing their interactive artistic production “Paper Planet” to the elementary schools in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. The children and adults worked together to create a new world from their ...
But if not for that assignment, my journalistic career – and by extension, my life experience – would have been poorer for it. I was in the town of Minamisanriku (about 180km away from Fukushima and the meltdown of the Daiichi nuclear power plant) for only two days, but the heartache I felt lasted for weeks ...
Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan. The scars from those events are still in the process of healing, but in every tragedy there is hope. For today's feature, Rosemary Neill finds herself on the ground in Minamisanriku. In 2011, the entire town ...
Sato and his municipal co-workers had climbed on to the roof of the three-storey disaster prevention centre in Minamisanriku as surging waves menaced the first and second floors. Even at this point, says the mayor, “nobody on the roof felt fear. They totally believed the tsunami would not come there.''.

"I never thought about closing my company or firing (workers)," said Sato, who runs Asutoro Tech, which now employs around 20 workers in Minamisanriku. "If you lose your home and family, losing your job, too, is just too much to bear." In order to restore a sense of normalcy to his and his employees' lives, ...
The town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture has installed donation boxes at Town Hall and other locations, while activities to collect money are also underway at local schools and shopping centers. The town received a donation of around ¥2.2 billion from Taiwan and used it to rebuild a hospital.
The new Minamisanriku Municipal Government office was built in an upland area about 60 meters above sea level, introducing anti-disaster equipment and solar power systems. The building is designed to withstand an earthquake registering 7 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7. The former town hall and ...
The fads of this year rode in on a unicorn and swam away with the mermaids. We lined up for unicorn frappuccinos and oohed at Adeline Waugh's fantastical mermaid toasts on Instagram. The world of mythical creatures and rainbows was on our radar so it wasn't surprising that a cooking class on ...
The new Minamisanriku Municipal Government office was built in an upland area about 60 meters above sea level, introducing anti-disaster equipment and solar power systems. The building is designed to withstand an earthquake registering 7 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7. The former town hall and ...
The devastated town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi, two days after the tsunami. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images. “I thought I'd died,” Tetsuya said. “Dead … the River of Three Crossings. But then there was the New Kitakami Great Bridge, and the traffic island. And so I thought this might be Kamaya ...
A three-year-old boy who was playing on a sea wall at a fishing port in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, died after falling into the sea on Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. The boy's family placed an emergency call to 119 saying their child had ...
On March 3, 2017, the Minamisanriku Shizugawa Sun Sun Shopping Village opened for business. Located in Minamisanriku, a coastal town in Miyagi Prefecture that was devastated by the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami, this shopping district replaces a temporary ...
SENDAI – A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been operating out of temporary premises new footing in the tsunami-wiped town. Marking a new phase in the town's reconstruction, 28 shops opened at Minamisanriku Sun ...
More than 10,000 people died in Minamisanriku when the quake struck on March 11, 2011. Pictures of the horrific devastation shocked the world. But today ... One former resident said: “Minamisanriku has become a ghost town since the tsunami. It is sad because it used to be a brilliant and vibrant place.
Driving round the final bend in the mountain path before making the descent into Minamisanriku, nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of such destruction. In my 30 years as a war correspondent I have covered more than 20 wars and several major earthquakes, but I have never seen anything on this ...

MINAMISANRIKU, Miyagi -- A ceremony marking the opening of a new town hall was held here on Sept. 3, nearly six and a half years after the ...
The devastated town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi, two days after the tsunami. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. The devastated town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi, two days after the tsunami. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images. “I thought I'd died,” Tetsuya said. “Dead … the River of Three Crossings. But then ...
Situated in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture, 80 per cent of the town was damaged and more than 60 per cent swept away in the tsunami.
... of them, with the truck rolling down a hill. He eventually made it to Minamisanriku, where he could feel aftershocks every 20 minutes or so.
The Miyagi Prefecture town of Minamisanriku was devastated by the March 11, 2011, tsunami. Nearly six years on, a permanent shopping ...
SENDAI – The revival of Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai is a rare example of shops hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami being ...
SENDAI – A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been ...
More than 10,000 people died in Minamisanriku when the quake struck ... One former resident said: “Minamisanriku has become a ghost town ...
A 30-foot tsunami sweeps up a narrow valley, flattening the fishing port of Minamisanriku on the east coast of Japan.
A three-year-old boy who was playing on a sea wall at a fishing port in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, died after falling into the sea on ...
MINAMI-SANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture--A beach here will reopen to swimmers and bathers for the first time since it was closed after the nuclear ...
View of Shizugawa, Minami Sanriku (Miyagi) from Shizugawa High School. Shizugawa was devastated by a tsunami in March, 2011, and the ...
Situated in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture, 80 per cent of the town was damaged and more than 60 per cent swept away in the tsunami.
The Miyagi Prefecture town of Minamisanriku was devastated by the March 11, 2011, tsunami. Nearly six years on, a permanent shopping ...
Riverina paramedic Eamonn Purcell recalls a moment of realisation in the middle of his part of the Australian rescue mission to Japan six years ...
SENDAI – A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been ...
SENDAI – A new shopping center opened Friday on elevated land in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, providing shops that had been ...
Photo/Illutration The Minami-Sanriku town government building in Miyagi Prefecture has been restored to how it appeared immediately after the ...
FOR generations, the sea was the life-blood of the picturesque fishing town of Minami Sanriku, but in one fateful moment it turned destroyer.
It is strange to propose a uniform policy of building a seawall by lumping flat places like Minamisanriku and Rikuzentakata together with communities located among mountains.
MINAMI-SANRIKU, Miyagi Prefecture--A university professor is on an unusual quest ... to turn an invasion of tasteless sea urchins with withered gonads into a gravy train for struggling fishermen.
It is encouraging to see that Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village, a temporary shopping street in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, has been reborn as a permanent shopping street. But such examples remain rare. One reason is the shortage ...
He and his son, who was then 16, spent 10 days volunteering in Ishinomaki city and the town of Minamisanriku in November 2011.
Situated in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture, 80 per cent of the town was damaged and more than 60 per cent swept away in the tsunami.
Fishing boats and oyster farming rafts and buoys are seen in the ocean as the skeleton of the Minamisanriku disaster prevention headquarters building, center, where 43 workers died in the March 11, 2011 tsunami, stands amid ongoing work to raise the ...
... again narrowly avoided another emergency when the taxi driver was confronted with a semi-trailer jack-knifing ahead of them, with the truck rolling down a hill.
The Miyagi Prefecture town of Minamisanriku was devastated by the March 11, 2011, tsunami. Nearly six years on, a permanent shopping center is finally in place, and hopes are high that this will accelerate the community's recovery.
Photo/Illutration Reconstruction work is under way in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on Jan. 25. (Asahi Shimbun file photo).
Some 1,300 people, mainly residents of urban areas including Sendai, evacuated to tsunami shelter buildings or elevated safety towers at the time of the November quake, while in smaller municipalities, such as Minamisanriku, tsunami shelter projects ...
Businesses in the Sansan Shopping Arcade in the town of Minamisanriku had spent the last few years in temporary structures.
SENDAI - The revival of Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai is a rare example of shops hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami being able to shift from provisional to permanent locations in the Tohoku region.
TOKYO -- Six years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan's northeastern coastline. Today, reconstruction is progressing in fits and starts.
Jiji Press MINAMISANRIKU, Miyagi (Jiji Press) - A shopping mall threw open its doors on elevated land in the tsunami-hit town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday, making a fresh start after operations at a makeshift facility. Many people ...


 

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