earthquake

Man reported missing after 2011 Tohoku earthquake found alive and well

Shows up exactly seven and a half years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami in a town half-way across the country.

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Hokkaido Earthquake Day 5: Our Hokkaido-based reporter shares his experiences in an affected area

Modern conveniences are returning to parts of Hokkaido, but there’s still much to be done.

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People affected by Hokkaido earthquake stock up on everything but Peyang’s ultra-spicy noodles

Earthquake-affected areas more or less saying they’d rather starve than take on Extra Spicy MAX END Yakisoba.

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Following powerful earthquake in northern Japan, all Hokkaido payphones are now free to use

There’s no need to pay to use payphones to let your family know you’re OK or tell response teams that you need help.

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First worker to die from Fukushima radiation exposure officially recognized by Japan’s government

Veteran employee was involved in measuring radiation levels immediately after 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye

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How you can help victims of Japan’s massive flood and earthquake by enjoying delicious Kit Kats

This one of the best-tasting Kit Kat flavors out of Japan’s many exclusives, and it’s aiding the recovery of disaster-stricken Osaka and West Japan.

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Japanese teachers confiscate students’ cell phones following Osaka earthquake, get slammed online

Even in a country that values following the rules, many say cutting off lines of communication following disaster is going too far.

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One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss, Osaka quake helps show why

The results of a recent survey come with Twitter horror stories about power-hungry superiors pushing their staff around, even mid-crisis.

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Shattered glass in Universal Studios Japan shows how much the theme park values safety

Entertainment may be the theme park’s core, but safety is of utmost importance.

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When earthquakes hit close to home, they really hit close to home

Many in Osaka have learned that there’s nothing like having the planet attack your home to remind you about the importance of togetherness.

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Seven years after earthquake, Fukushima teen says March 11 is an “ordinary day” in the prefecture

High schooler hopes the prefecture will shed its disaster zone image, and that the rest of Japan will start to see Fukushima as normal again.

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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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Disaster video game series resurrected with support from the Kobe Fire Department

The Zettai Zetsumei Toshi disaster survival video game series has been revived, and will be more realistic than ever before.

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Earthquake-resistant pads double as a lifehack to remove all pain from wearing high heels

High heels killing your feet? Perhaps some seismic shock absorbers designed for natural disasters might be the solution.

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Pokémon GO preserves the memory of building lost in Japan’s 2011 tsunami by making it a PokéStop

The Okada Theater was swept away in 2011, but Pokémon GO players are still visiting its location, and learning a little about this tsunami-ravaged city in the process.

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Japanese artist’s meaningful chopstick rests pieced together by the waves and traditional kintsugi

Tomomi Kamoshita’s exquisite works of art will be on display at an upcoming exhibition in New York City dedicated to earthquake relief in Japan.

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Elderly Japanese man can’t be bothered to care about violent earthquake simulator【Video】

Hair of gray. Nerves of steel.

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Messages of support from Taiwan warm the hearts of Kumamoto earthquake victims

Messagess of support, this time from Taiwan, keep pouring in following the deadly earthquake in Kumamoto.

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