Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometre chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high.
Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for real efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.
Policymakers gathered for a 10-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction on Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for real efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.
Japan marked the fourth anniversary Wednesday of the quake-tsunami disaster that swept away thousands of people and sparked a nuclear crisis, a tragedy that has left visible scars on the landscape and continues to wreak misery for many.
Britain`s Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster.
A blanket measuring 464 square metres (4,994 square feet) stitched together by the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked northeastern Japan in 2011 has entered the Guinness World Records 2015 as the largest one in the world, media reported Monday.
New Delhi: A decade after tsunami struck the eastern coast of the country killing thousands, an Indian Air Force officer today published a book chronicling the despair and heroism that the force's personnel faced while tackling the wrath of the sea.
Survivors of Asia`s 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region.