Kazuko Igarashi, center, leads the Dragon-Eagle Taiko drum team through a performance at Misawa Air Base, Japan, on Saturday.

Misawa drum team holds earthquake, tsunami fundraiser

Misawa’s Dragon-Eagle Taiko drum team celebrated its 12th anniversary with a fund-raising performance Saturday to benefit the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.

As 3/11 anniversary nears, US bases in Japan manage risk of another major quake

Most servicemembers and their families now living in mainland Japan weren’t there on March 11, 2011, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake combined with a tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people and set off an ongoing nuclear crisis.

No damage at US bases after 7.4-magnitude quake sparks tsunami waves in Japan

A strong earthquake off Japan’s east coast triggered tsunami warnings for nearly four hours Tuesday in the same region hit hardest by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

Former community destroyed by 2011 tsunami now just a stop on way to somewhere else

A reconstruction worker on his lunch break walks by the framed pictures of U.S. soldiers that he’s passed by several times before — but this time, he really looks.

Fukushima radiation poses little risk, but lack of trust lingers

The worst health effects of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant meltdown aren’t coming from radiation — at least, not yet.

Suburban sprawl, downtown struggles challenge Tohoku’s tsunami recovery

Any American from a city with a forgotten Main Street would recognize what is happening in Ishinomaki.

Spurred by help from military families, tsunami victims aid others in need

Take papers dyed in springtime colors, fold them into dozens of flower shapes and sew them into a single ball.


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