Miyagi Governor Comments On Reactor Restart

Miyagi governor comments on reactor restart

The governor of Miyagi Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, says he will make a comprehensive decision on the restart of a nuclear reactor in the prefecture.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority approved a draft assessment of the No.2 reactor at the Onagawa plant on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle to getting back online.

Miyagi Town Begins Work On Temporary Housing

Miyagi town begins work on temporary housing

Construction of temporary housing units for people who lost their homes in Typhoon Hagibis has begun in Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan.

More than 180 people are still living in shelters across the town. Most have been unable to even start planning how to rebuild their homes.

Earthquake Jolts Fukushima, Miyagi Prefectures

Earthquake jolts Fukushima, Miyagi prefectures

A strong earthquake rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi on Sunday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake registered 5 minus on the country's seismic intensity scale of zero to seven.

M6.4 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.4 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 45 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

M6.2 Quake Hits Fukushima, Miyagi

M6.2 quake hits Fukushima, Miyagi

A strong earthquake has rocked Japan's northeastern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. There is no threat of tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck at 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. It says the focus of the quake was about 50 kilometers deep off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.

Tsunami-hit Daycare To Reopen In Miyagi

Tsunami-hit daycare to reopen in Miyagi

People in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan are celebrating the re-opening of a daycare center for children that was destroyed by the 2011 tsunami.

On Sunday, former and current staff members, and local residents attended a ceremony to mark the finish of the new facility's construction in the Yuriage district of the coastal city of Natori.

Students From Miyagi Perform In Nyc

Students from Miyagi perform in NYC

High school students from northeastern Japan have taken part in a performance of Mozart's Requiem in New York City to remember the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The 27 Japanese students performed at Lincoln Center on Saturday. They are from Miyagi Prefecture, which was severely affected by the disaster.

In Miyagi, Residents Now Commuting Like In Pre-disaster Times

In Miyagi, residents now commuting like in pre-disaster timesAfter a more than four-year wait, the tsunami-hit JR Senseki Line in Miyagi Prefecture resumed full operation on May 30, and local residents were out in force to mark the occasion.
Shortly before 5 a.m., dozens of locals and train buffs eagerly waited on platform one at Aoba-dori Station in Sendai for the first train to Ishinomaki. Many snapped photos of the electronic time schedule announcing the 05:01 departure to the city before boarding.

Tsunami-hit Miyagi Railway To Resume Full Operation

Tsunami-hit Miyagi railway to resume full operationThe tsunami-hit JR Senseki Line is gearing up to resume full operations next month after a trial run was held April 21 on a previously damaged section of track.
Operator East Japan Railway Co. gave media representatives a ride on a segment of the line that has been off-limits to passengers since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. It allowed reporters to glimpse the area's rebuilding.