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Fukushima Family Holds Hope For Daughter Born On March 11
Offbeat  (tags: baby, Fukushima, earthquake, hope, family, March 11, second birthday )

Naoko
- 590 days ago - mainichi.jp
Forty minutes after the massive Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, a newborn baby gave her first cry inside a car parked at a hospital in snowy Fukushima. That young girl, Shiori, has now marked her second birthday.
Evacuees Face Serious Noise Dilemma
Offbeat  (tags: children, worried, temporary housing, stress, noise, March 11, Tohoku, Great East Japan Earthquake )

Naoko
- 1029 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
Mothers worried thin walls at temporary housing units create stress for children.
Smiles Return To Tohoku As The Circus Comes To Town
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku, March 11, earthquake, elementary school, smiles, kids, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, radiation, circus, joy, dance )

Naoko
- 1061 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
During the show, La Tantan Sha - comprising the ringmaster, a crown, a dancer, an actor in a lion suit and two girl painters - set off in search of hidden treasure.
Statue Lost In Tsunami, Found Afterward - Twice
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Iwate Prefecture, March 11, Buddhist statue, lost and found, tsunami )

Naoko
- 1097 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A Buddhist statue in a small fishing neighborhood in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, has led a sharmed life, repeating history this year when it was washed away in the March 11 tsunami disaster and then recovered.
Lone Pine Tree That Is Symbol Of Hope In Disaster Area Fights For Survival
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate, pine tree, survival, symbol of hope, disaster, March 11, deadly tsunami, critical condition, hot summer, sad news )

Naoko
- 1134 days ago - asahi.com
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture - A resilient pine tree, a lone survivor of the deadly March 11 tsunami, is now in critical condition -- and the outlook is bleak.
Stray Sendai Kittens Seek Tokyo Homes
Offbeat  (tags: Sendai, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, stray kittens, adoption, March 11, quake and tsunami )

Naoko
- 1152 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The government in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, is promoting the adoption of stray kittens born in Sendai following the March 11 quake and tsunami.
Terrifying Moment Before Tsunami Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: March 11, danger, tsunami, terrifying moment, lifeboat, Great East Japan Earthquake, school, evacuation, lucky, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture )

Naoko
- 1154 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
As the tsunami waters rose around him, one boy desperately stayed afloat clinging to his evacuation helmet. A refrigerator with no door floated past so he climbed inside, and survived by staying in his "lifeboat" until the danger eventually passed.
Hibakusha : Reflections From Three Atomic Bomb Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: atomic bombs, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, survivors, radiation, Fukushima, March 11, tsunami )

Naoko
- 1172 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
The crisis at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant following the March 11 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami has caused widespread radiation contamination - an issu that has cut deeply into the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and
Did Animals Give Quake Warning?
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, warning, wild animals, March 11, earthquake, unusual behaviors, crows, kites, whales, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

Naoko
- 1206 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
People in areas affected by the March 11 earthquake have reported witnessing unusual behavior by wild animals shortly before the maginitude-9 temblor hit, stories that lend support to the idea that animals can anticipate natural disasters.
U.S. Volunteer Group Earns Tragedy-Hit Iwate's Respect
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate Prefecture, Ofunato, volunteers, clean up, debris, tsunami, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, help, respect, thanks, US, All Hands, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1207 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Since its formation in the wake of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami, American nonprofit organization All Hands has dispatched more than 6,000 volunteers to the scenes of more than a dozen disasters across te globe.
CARE Official Helps Tohoku After A Career Of Hot Spots
Offbeat  (tags: CARE, help, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, JEN, aid worker, same, refugees, refugee camps, Pakistan, international studies, emergency to recovery, commitnent, Iwate Prefecture, humans )

Naoko
- 1243 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"I realized, if you could just peel off your skin, everyone all over the world is the same. We all have the same muscles, the same bones, two eyes, one mouth. I started looking at the problems all over the world, and wondering what I could do to help."
Lives of A-Bomb Victims Thrown Into Turmoil Yet Again By Radiation
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Fukushima, radiation contamination, thrown into turmoil, a-bomb victim, again, eldery nursing home, Iitate Village, nuclear power plant, evacuation zone, Hiroshima, 1945 )

Naoko
- 1247 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
IITATE, Fukushima - Among those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the ongoing nuclear disaster triggered my the March 11 quake and tsunami are victims of the 1945 atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Cambodian Weavers Repay Japanese Aid With Donation
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Cambodia, aid, disaster, help, donation, March 11, weavers, Nature Saves Cambodia, Fukushima, Namie Town, Red Cross, humans, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1261 days ago - asahi.com
Help for disaster survivors is arriving from Cambodians who once were on the receiving end of aid from Japan.
A Volunteer's Journal Of Hope For Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku region, volunteers, March 11, clean-up, earthquake )

Naoko
- 1262 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Many willing hands in organized groups are aiding in the massive post-March 11 clean-up.
Click-To-Donate - for the Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake
Offbeat  (tags: click-to-donate, Japan, March 11, quake and tsunami, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, reconstructions, help, Fiat Group Automobiles )

Naoko
- 1264 days ago - fiat-auto.co.jp
One more click-to-donate opportunity for the victims of the March 11 megaquake in Tohoku, Japan. The Fiat Group Automobiles Japan, will donate 1 yen for every click to the Peace Winds Japan, a Japanse NGO woriking in the affected areas.
 

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