Tagajo, Sendai, Japan

In Japan's battered north, survivors face cruel uncertainty

Negotiating her way through the muddy, debris-covered streets here Monday night, where crushed cars and overturned semi trucks laid atop one another, Midori Honda was struggling to survive.

Even now, Japan’s 2011 earthquake remains an ongoing disaster

For military families living in Japan three years ago, the Great East Japan Earthquake is an historical life marker.

Second flight with military family members departs Japan

The first military-assisted flight out of the Navy’s Tokyo-area air base lifted off about 12:40 p.m. Monday, with 153 family members bound for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Military welcoming back families in Japan

Emily Dibble clutched her doll as she walked through the arrival hall at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.

Family members calm but eager to be ‘going somewhere’

Though their lives have been turned upside down, there was a sense of calm in the air as hundreds of family members filled Yokota’s passenger terminal Tuesday.

Military wraps up first round of departures from Japan

Military-sponsored evacuation flights out of Japan for the 10,000 dependents en route to the U.S. were more than half-way completed by Friday, officials said.

Base up and running, Misawa now faces off-base heating oil shortage

Shortages of fuel oil caused by the widespread destruction from the earthquake and tsunami might force some military community members who live off base to seek shelter on the base, an official said.


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