Artist To Sketch 1,000 Quake Survivors

Artist to sketch 1,000 quake survivorsNew York-based artist Naoto Nakagawa made his fourth trip to disaster-stricken areas earlier in November in pursuit of his goal of sketching portraits of 1,000 survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, most of whom had their family portraits washed away on March 11.

Book Recalls Disaster Areas Before March 11

Book recalls disaster areas before March 11 Memories and images of the picturesque areas in northeastern Japan before they were destroyed in the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have been preserved in a new book of photographs compiled from a website.

Atomic Age Through Art

Atomic LoungeTokyo is burning up these days, with the humidity and sweat of summer mixing with the continuing anxiety of radiation leaks.

That makes it a good time to seek the shelter of the "Atomic Lounge" -- if you can find it.

How Nissan Checks Cars For Rad

How Nissan checks radiationJapanese automakers are continuing to test their products for excessive radiation levels as they leave their respective manufacturing facilities and before they're loaded onto container ships for transport. Nissan has released a video detailing the company's radiation check system, which includes monitoring randomly-selected sample group vehicles in three key locations.

Nissan Fukushima Factory Reopen

Nissan Fukushima FactoryCarlos Ghosn, president of Nissan Motor Co., said Tuesday the automaker plans to resume partial production at an engine factory in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake, in mid-April.

Ghosn, who visited the Iwaki plant, told reporters Nissan also plans to resume full-fledged production at the factory in early June at the latest.

Fukushima Masanori

Fukushima Masanori Fukushima Masanori (1561 – 1624) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Sengoku Period to early Edo Period who served as lord of the Hiroshima Domain.

A retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he fought in the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, and soon became known as one of Seven Spears of Shizugatake which also included Kato Kiyomasa and others.