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  1. News - Asia

    Ship that symbolised devastation of Japanese tsunami broken up

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Ship that symbolised tsunami is broken up Workers in Japan yesterday began scrapping a large fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami ... lesson," said Shunsuke Kumagai, an official at the city's tourist information centre. The stranded vessel was swept around 500 metres inland by the tsunami on March 11, 2011, and survived ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese town votes to scrap fishing boat marooned by tsunami

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kesennuma Tsunami fishing boat to be destroyed after vote by city residents A stranded fishing boat that became a symbol of the devastation of Japan's 2011 tsunami ... to the destructive power of the tsunami set off by the magnitude-nine earthquake on March 11, 2011, which killed nearly 19,000 people. Smashed buildings and debris were cleared, but the 60-metre tuna-fishing ...

  3. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Scientists set sail for source of future quakes off Japan

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... quake in the area could kill more than 320,000 people, dwarfing the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. In its four-month mission, the latest stage of a multi-year project that began in 2007, the team ... clearer than on March 11, 2011, when the northeastern region was hit by a 9.0 magnitude quake, which triggered a huge tsunami. More than 18,000 people were killed when the waves swept ashore. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ex-boss of tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant dies of cancer

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Masao Yoshida led efforts to prevent bigger disaster after tsunami hit reactors The former boss of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, who stayed at his post to try to tame runaway reactors after the 2011 tsunami, died of cancer yesterday. Masao Yoshida, 58, was at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) station on March 11, 2011, when towering waves swamped cooling systems ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 6.8 magnitude tremor near site of 2011 quake that triggered tsunami- and more on the way Fukushima aftershock won't be the last Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant yesterday was an aftershock of the quake that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami along the country's northeast ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAPANESE ECONOMY

    Japan's industrial output falls at fastest pace since March 2011 tsunami

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:03am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Decline in June industrial production comes as companies reduce inventories, casting a shadow over reforms after years of deflation Japan's output falls at fastest pace since 2011 Japan's June industrial output fell at the fastest rate since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 as companies slowed production to offset a build-up in inventories, ...

  7. News - Asia

    Survivors of 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami struggle to rebuild their lives

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... 2011, then laid waste when the tsunami roared in from the ocean, the search teams take short breaks for coffee and rice balls. In luminous waterproofs, they perch on rocks to catch their breath. ... Julian Ryall in Fukushima Two years after a quake and tsunami hit Japan's northeast, survivors still seek to rebuild their lives but reconstruction has been painfully slow Victims ...

  8. News - World - TSUNAMI

    Tsunami warning for Hawaii downgraded

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 08:05pm

    ... A tsunami warning for Hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory on Sunday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. Evacuation orders were also lifted for coastal areas, a Hawaii civil defence official said. At least 100,000 people in Hawaii were ordered to move from the shoreline to higher ground late on Saturday after a tsunami warning, but the first waves were less forceful ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary on Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami ... by the disasters can return to ordinary life as soon as possible Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Abe has promised to move hundreds of communities along that ravaged coast to higher ground to avoid ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... They may develop and use some even more destructive viruses, something equivalent to nuclear bombs Engineer Tang Wei on the future of computer hacking   There's so much about church that has nothing to do with God Sanderson Jones, co-founder of London's atheist church   Reconstruction is a battle against time Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on recovery from the 2011 earthquake ...




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