Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.
About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.
Photos, letters and other personal items lost during the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 in northeastern Japan are on display in Tokyo, in an effort to return them to the owners or their loved ones.
Eight years after the massive disaster, a private organization commissioned by Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture is still holding onto about 75,000 recovered items.
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has decided to reduce the number of spectators for a sailing event by over 30 percent to allow a quick evacuation if a tsunami occurs.
The organizers had initially set a maximum capacity of 5,000 spectators for the venue on the Enoshima coast of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.
Workers have started demolishing a former town hall building in northern Japan that was severely damaged by the tsunami on March 11th, 2011.
People of Otsuchi Town in Iwate Prefecture have been divided for nearly eight years over whether to demolish the building or preserve it as a memorial to the disaster.
Survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan say they are going to miss a disaster-hit factory that has become a symbol of their community.
The demolition of the seafood factory began on Friday in the Yuriage district of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, where more than 700 people died in the tsunami.
In a trial at a Tokyo court, a former chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company has claimed that the massive tsunami that led to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster could not be predicted.
Former TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto were indicted on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.
Japanese researchers say they have developed a smartphone application that will help evacuate people in densely populated urban areas if a tsunami occurs.
The new app was jointly developed by a team of researchers from the International Research Institute of Disaster Science of Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories, in cooperation with the city of Kawasaki, near Tokyo.
A Tokyo court has begun questioning 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company about their involvement in the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Former chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto were indicted by court-appointed lawyers on charges of professional negligence resulting in death. All 3 have denied the charges.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant plans to build additional seawalls along its damaged reactors.
Its aim is to keep another possible mega-tsunami from causing the leakage of highly radioactive water accumulated in the basement of buildings housing 3 reactors that suffered a meltdown following the 2011 quake and tsunami.
One thing about electric cars is that at some point they will become old electric cars. And old electric cars have old batteries, which are a terrible thing to waste – no matter if they're in a car that has reached the end of its useable life, the batteries might still serve a purpose, or they can be recommissioned.
The first generation of the Nissan Leaf was introduced in 2010, meaning that the batteries in the oldest Leafs (Leaves?) can now be ripe for picking. Together with the 4R Energy Corporation in Japan, Nissan has started a project that will provide the Japanese town of Namie with lighting, using solar panels and used Leaf batteries. Namie was significantly damaged by the tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, and these streetlights are part of the town's ongoing rebuilding efforts.