2011 Tohoku Earthquake

Japanese company makes emergency natural disaster survival bag for dogs

Getting to safety on your own is one thing, but it’s a whole other ordeal for pets.

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Pokémon manhole covers make their debut in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture

Even more excuses to explore northern Japan? Yes, please.

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Town destroyed by 2011 earthquake and tsunami creates anime based on stories of residents

Voice actress from Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro plays a schoolboy dealing with disaster in Japan.

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Is Japan about to be rocked by a big earthquake?

People are checking their emergency bags in fear that a big quake will arrive in the coming days.

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Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake

“Buried voices” get the attention they deserve, and bring about positive change. 

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How was last week’s earthquake judged to be an aftershock of the 2011 Tohoku disaster?

Earthquakes have always been largely a guessing game, and this one is no different.

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Strong earthquake hits Japan as anniversary of Fukushima disaster approaches【Photos, Videos】

Footage shows the strength of the tremor as it hit and the aftermath it left behind.

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Annual Tokyo memorial for March 11 tsunami comes with a heartwarming musical surprise【Video】

In remembrance of those who passed away during the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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We visit a tsunami-ravaged region almost a decade after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Rather than forget the horrors of the disaster, this coastal town has set up daily reminders of the tsunami on the streets

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Kenshi Yonezu’s “Paprika” might be a much heavier song than we thought

Mega-hit kids’ song may very well be an ode to the dead.

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New study shows wildlife thriving in areas evacuated after Fukushima nuclear meltdown【Video】

As we reach almost a decade since the tragic incident which displaced over 100,000 individuals, Mother Nature makes her comeback.

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Great East Japan Earthquake memorial service broadcast in Shinjuku after years-long absence

People stopped to pray by a screen in the middle of busy Shinjuku.

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Great East Japan Earthquake: Commemorate eight years and donate with a search on Yahoo! Japan

Recovery efforts are ongoing following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, and the Tohoku region still needs your help.

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2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay to tour all 47 prefectures of Japan starting from Fukushima

Will this flame of hope light the way for those still recovering from the Tohoku earthquake?

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NHK slips touching hidden message into TV listings on March 11

A subtle way to let certain people know they’re still on your mind.

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Video highlights remarkable recoveries of towns destroyed by the 3.11 Tsunami seven years later

Chris Broad’s look at the towns of Onagawa and Kesennuma are an inspiration.

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Moving video commemorates anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan

The tear-jerking video encourages viewers to “Search for 3.11” on the anniversary to help support reconstruction in the region.

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Shin Godzilla trailer released, hits very close to home【Video】

This retelling of the classic tokusatsu tale looks to be surprisingly fresh and nostalgic all at the same time.

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Five years on, Google Maps updates images of areas affected by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Google Maps gives the world an opportunity to see how far the people of Tohoku have come since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami turned their lives upside-down.

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LoCoS: The universal language we’ll be using by 2065, according to legendary Japanese designer

Yukio Ota is a legendary graphic designer in Japan. As the creator of the green “running man” pictogram that features on the nation’s emergency exit signs which have since spread to Europe, Canada and the Asia-Pacific, Ota is a frontrunner when it comes to developing images that convey a thousand words.

Now the designer of the exit sign is making headlines for his long-term project that aims to have the world using a universal language by 2065. Called the Lovers’ Communication System, or LoCoS, the standardised system based on pictographs has the power to overcome language barriers and revolutionise the world of communication as we know it.

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