2011 Tohoku earthquake

This is How Often Earthquakes Occur in Japan

In America, an earthquake is an incredibly rare occurrence, but when one does happen it’s national news. In Japan, however, earthquakes are an expected and accounted for part of life. In fact, Japan experiences several earthquakes a day! Japan sits along at the intersection of 4 tectonic plates, so it’s no wonder the country has…

Are You Aware of the Truth Behind the Plight of the ‘Fukushima 50’?

The term, “Fukushima 50,” was coined by the media to refer to the remaining workers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所) after a series of nuclear accidents following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The number was supposed to reflect the workers that were at the site at the time but 50 is…

Fukushima is Welcoming Tourists Back to These 4 Spectacular Places!

In the year 2011, a huge earthquake and 30-foot (9m) tsunami devastated the Tohoku (東北) region of Japan, making international headlines as one of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century. One of the affected areas includes Fukushima Prefecture (福島県), wherein a nuclear reactor exploded due to the damage brought about by the natural…

Help Rebuild Fukushima by Visiting These Great Places in the Prefecture

Fukushima became known worldwide following the harrowing events of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Fukushima was a well-known tourist destination within Japan, only around 2 hours away from Tokyo, but was not as well visited by international tourists. Thanks to the coverage following the earthquake and tsunami, many people still think that five…

Meet Chibatman – Japan’s Own Dark Knight

Batman is the greatest hero in the DC Comics universe. He rides around the city of Gotham fighting crime and bringing justice to the citizens. Sadly, Batman does not exist in real life. While in Japan, the very last thing you would expect while driving around would be to see Batman driving next to you,…

Fisherman Japan: Rejuvenating Japan’s Fishing Industry After the Tohoku Disaster

During the March 11 earthquake and tsunami back in 2011, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region was affected especially badly due to it being closest to the epicentre. Prior to this disaster, the 142 fishing ports along Miyagi Prefecture’s coastline were renowned as one of the best fishing grounds in the world and the annual…

What Does the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Area Look Like 5 Years Later?

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was reported as the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the incident, the area has been abandoned ever since the disaster occurred. What does the deserted area look like today? Dangerous Radiation Levels photo-ac.com The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred on the 11th of March…

Welcome J-Pop Artist Utada Hikaru Back to the Music Scene with Sakura!

Fans of Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) will have probably already heard of her upcoming return to the Japanese music scene this year. Now by showing her your love online you don’t only get to celebrate her return, you will be able to help the earthquake and tsunami stricken region of Tohoku turn a bit brighter. Read…

Send the Legendary Japanese Actor, Ken Watanabe Plenty of Positive Vibes!

Few Japanese actors have transcended both domestic and international film as have Ken Watanabe (渡辺謙). Known for his unique voice, incredible acting skills, and range of performances he is definitely one of the most recognisable faces of Japanese acting. He has prevailed in the land of domestic and international show business, all while facing some…