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Tohoku Cat, Missing Since 2011 Disaster, Reunited With Owners
Offbeat  (tags: pets, goodnews, Japan, cat, missing, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, reunited )

Naoko
- 165 days ago - ajw.asahi.com
A cat was reunited with its owners on May 9, more than three years after the pet disappeared and was presumed killed by the 2011 tsunami that devastated this northeastern city.
Reconstruction Minister Under Fire Over "Offensive" Remarks
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, disaster, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Tohoku region, offensive remarks, under fire, reconstruction, reconstruction minister, Ryu Matsumoto, arrogant )

Naoko
- 1205 days ago - japantoday.com
Japan'r new reconstruction minister Ryu Matsumoto on Monday came under fire over "offensive" remarks he made during a weekend visit to quake-hit areas, with many opposition lawmakers claiming that he is not the right person for the post.
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.
Over Half Of Quake Survivors Still Living In Shelters
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, survivors, shelters, more than half, poll, health, illness )

Naoko
- 1226 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
More than half those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake are still living in shelters, with many having no prospects of earning a living, a Mainichi Shimbun poll has shown.
Messages From Around the World to the People in the Quake- and Tsunami Devastated Tohoku   video
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, tsunami, messages, cheering, soothing, kind, around the world )

Naoko
- 1239 days ago - youtube.com
Soothing, cheering messages from people to people. Japanese volunteer workers around the world asked local people whom they work with, for a few words to the quake and tsunami victims.
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.
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.
Traffic Jams Worsened Tsunami Toll
Offbeat  (tags: tsunami, March 11, mega-quake, traffic jams, death toll, swallowed, escape, survivors, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

Naoko
- 1269 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Traffic jams that formed after the devastating March 11 mega-quake increased the death toll in the Tohoku region by stranding hundreds of cars that ended up being swallowed up by the tsunami, survivors said Sunday.
Three Years Eyed to Remove Disaster Debris
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, debris, removal, three years, collapsed, disaster, earthquake, tsunami )

Naoko
- 1270 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Up to around 24.9 million tons of debris mainly collapsed structures lie scattered near the coasts of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, according to the ministry.
Community Superheros Stand Tall For Survivors In Disaster Areas
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, community, superheroes, stand tall, encourage, smiles, old and young, local dialect, interesting, children )

Naoko
- 1275 days ago - asahi.com
When disaster strikes, who are you going to call? In some places left devastated by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami, the answer is the local superhero.
Indonesian Nurse Grateful for Japan's Help After Sumatra Tsunami Joins Relief Team in Iwate
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Iwate Prefecture, Indonesia, Sumatra, tsunami, 2004, relief, nurse, March 11, Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, EPA, economic partnership agreement )

Naoko
- 1276 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
YAMADA, Iwate - An Indonesian nurse thankful for Japan's relief efforts following the 2004 tsunami off Sumatra arrived here to return the favor by helping Japanese people recover from the March 11 disaster.
Mongolians Offer Support, And A Sheep, For Quake-Hit Japan
Offbeat  (tags: Mongolia, support, nomad, sheep, ofer, help, Japan, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, donation, hardships )

Naoko
- 1281 days ago - asahi.com
On the grassland that stretches to the horizon in Mongolia's Tov province, a nomad named Ganbaatar tends to his goat and sheep, but his mind is on the suffering of the faraway people in northeastern Japan.
One More Click-To-Donate Opportunity to Help the March 11 Megaquake Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, help, victims, Civic Force, click-to-donate, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, disasters, NPO, emergency team, relief, donation )

Naoko
- 1285 days ago - mylohas.net
This is similar to the one I posted before. Please click the orange box to donate 1 yen to the "Civic Force", an organization that responds to domestic humanitarian disasters in Japan.
Second Harvest Rallies Support for Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, help, Second Harvest, food, water, supplies, donations, volunteers, Miyagi Prefecture, soup-kitchen, instant food, diapers, face masks, baby food, canned food, distribution )

Naoko
- 1300 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately follwing the earthquake, the Tokyo-based NGO was one of the first local groups to respond. They put out an urgent call for donations and set out to distribute food to survivors in Miyagi Prefecture.
 

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