Kesennuma (Japan)

Type: City
Name: Kesennuma (Japan)
Country: Japan
Latitude: 38.810001
Longitude: 141.570007
population: 59,117
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Miyagi: Towns in recovery, 3 years after the Great East Japan Quake

Photos show the devastation in Miyagi Prefecture after the quake and tsunami (clockwise from top left): Searching for bodies in a wrecked car in Minamisanriku; an 80-year-old in Ishinomaki is pulled from the rubble nine days after the disaster; a ship ... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Great Wall of Japan? Locals balk at tsunami-protection plan.

Fear of a giant tsunami prompted Masahito Abe to rebuild his family home on higher ground 20 years ago. In March 2011, his caution paid off when towering waves ripped into the northeast coast of Japan, killing almost 19,000 people, including 40 of Mr. ... [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack

MORIOKA, IWATE PREF. – A teenage jockey from Tohoku recently made her professional debut, achieving a long-held dream after having nearly abandoned her career following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.“I hope people (in my hometown) will step forward ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tohoku teens plan thank-you festival in Paris

Some 80 Tohoku teenagers in an OECD-supported educational project will hold a cultural festival in Paris in August to express gratitude to those who supported the region’s recovery, student representatives said Friday.At an education ministry press conference ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Japan to set up growth funds in earthquake-hit region

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will work with regional banks to support the growth of small and midsize enterprises in a region devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.The Development Bank of Japan currently operates several funds that focus on ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

A Stark Photo Series Showing the Aftermath of Japan's Tōhoku Earthquake

Kesennuma, Hajikamiiwaisaki. Image: Hans-Christian SchinkHe has photographed subway stations across  North Korea in 1989 , gotten lost in  Vietnamese jungles , shot  glaciers in Antarctica , and done a series on  Leipzig swimming pools . Now, the German ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Three Years After the Japan Tsunami

Scientology Volunteer Ministers join the people of Japan in honoring those lost in the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami. Scientology Volunteer Ministers from around the world join the people of Japan in March to remember the 2011 tsunami and the nearly 19,000 dead ... [Published PRWeb - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Photos of Towns Destroyed by Japan’s Tsunami, Three Years Later

Shin Yahiro photographed in the town of Onagawa in Miyagi four days after the tsunami struck and has since photographed in the cities of Kesennuma, Rikuzentakada and Ootsuchi. He returned in 2012 on the year anniversary with prints of his ...     ... [Published Wired Raw File - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Feb 03 2014 - Updated Feb 03 2014 - 1 reports

Fukushima’s future

When communities are devastated by disasters like earthquakes and nuclear explosions, how canthey recover? In Fukushima, Japan, transformation may be the only option. Kesennuma, Japan, after “3/11.” Credit: Reuters/Kyodo. All rights reserved. When ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Feb 03 2014]

Quotes

"Sea walls have the potential to save lives wherever they are built, provided the tsunami does not exceed the simulated height and run-up pressures,” says Christian Dimmer, an assistant professor in the urban studies department at Tokyo University. “The problem is that you can’t predict how high the next tsunami will be, so sea walls can never give you 100 percent security. There will always be a risk.”"

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Miyagi teen savors first win at Iwate racetrack [Published Japan Times - Jul 15 2014]
Tohoku teens plan thank-you festival in Paris [Published Japan Times - Jul 11 2014]
Japan to set up growth funds in earthquake-hit ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 01 2014]
A Stark Photo Series Showing the Aftermath of J... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jun 27 2014]
Three Years After the Japan Tsunami [Published PRWeb - Apr 07 2014]
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