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Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto said he intends to ask Washington to fully disclose its plans for low-altitude training of MV-22 Ospreys over Japan. "We are approaching the United States but haven't received full" details yet about the Osprey
Newly produced Toyota cars are seen parked at Sendai port in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan March 2, 2012...Export sales rose 2.7 percent compared to September last year.
The dolls to be given to the international meetings' attendees, including central bank chiefs and finance ministers, are around 4-cm-high and right themselves when knocked over. It is hoped the dolls will remind people of the disaster victims'
Crucial state-backed subsidies to rehabilitate small businesses that were wrecked by the Great East Japan Earthquake have been held up by delays in restoring the infrastructure in Tohoku's shattered coastal areas. Some 18 months after the natural
Thirteen of the 22 crew members of a Japanese fishing boat that collided with a cargo vessel in the Pacific Ocean off eastern Japan before dawn Monday are missing, the Japan Coast Guard said. The 119-ton Horiei Maru, carrying 17 Japanese and five
Staff writer Miyagi Prefecture's capital, Sendai, was the largest city to suffer major damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake last year, so it makes sense that its long-running short-film festival would turn its attention to the disaster and
Chifumi Iizuka, an official in Ishinomaki, a city devastated by the huge tsunami 18 months ago, continues his task of keeping vigil over the ashes of 77 cremated victims, hoping their kin will someday claim them. "I will make sure the very last one
People were helping each other to survive and this encouraged me to contribute to the devastated community, she told IPS. Yonekura, 52, lives in Kesenuma that recorded 1,300 dead or missing following the Mar. 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami when
In a classroom near Sendai's main train station, about 40 students from nine universities in Miyagi Prefecture learn every Saturday what they can't learn in their classrooms or lecture halls. Fukkou University, launched in May, offers a one-year
The move follows the introduction of the feed-in tariff scheme for renewable energy last month, under which utilities are required to buy all electricity generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, water and geothermal power at preset