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THREE YEARS AFTER: Man sues over failures in 3/11 tsunami warnings, asahi, 3/13/14

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture–A man who lost his wife in the 2011 disaster has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for what he claims were failures in the tsunami warning system. 623 more words

Asahi Shinbun

Quake survivors share experiences via websites, asahi, 3/12/12


OTSUCHI, Iwate Prefecture–People living in areas that were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake have been reaching out to one another and the nation through a flurry of websites that they have been creating since last March 11. 413 more words


Cherry trees to mark tsunami line Volunteers in Rikuzentakata plant a living warning for future generations, japan times, 3/9/12

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Pref. — Residents of the tsunami-ravaged coastal city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, have launched a project to plant cherry trees marking the points where the waves reached March 11 to warn future generations about a repeat of the catastrophe. 653 more words

Japan Times

Lawyer returns to disaster-hit prefecture, yomiuri, 3/1/12

Yoshiaki Kawai / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer

RIKUZEN-TAKATA, Iwate–A young lawyer who spent about a year as a legal apprentice in Iwate Prefecture will be stationed at a legal office scheduled to open on Monday in Rikuzen-Takata, a city in the prefecture devastated by last year’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. 483 more words

Yomiuri Shinbun

Nagoya aid for tsunami-hit city starts to pay off, japan times, 2/18/12

Chunichi Shimbun

A shiitake grower farmer in disaster-hit Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, is working to cultivate a sales channel in the Chubu region, while a Nagoya-based civil engineering company launches an office near the Tohoku city. 631 more words

Japan Government

riku cafe in rikuzentakata


via spoon and tamago:

“An unexpected structure has risen from the rubble of which Rikuzentakata, a city situated on coastal Iwate prefecture, was reduced to when the tsunami flattened it. 30 more words


Woman helps restore famed Iwate pine forest washed away in tsunami, japan times, 1/19/12

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Pref. — The coast of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, used to be lined with some 70,000 pine trees. Now almost all have disappeared, swept away by the tsunami triggered by last March’s devastating earthquake. 335 more words

Japan Times