Japan tsunami - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Japan tsunami


Japan issues tsunami advisory following magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:57 PM

(UPDATED) A wave of one meter (3 feet) is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation's meteorological agency says

Japan recalls tsunami, nuclear tragedy 6 years on

Mar 11, 2017 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED I feel pain deep in my heart thinking about the health of those aging year by year in the disaster zone and people who remain unable to return home due to high radiation levels Prince Akishino says

REMEMBERING 3/11. Balloons in the shape of doves are released into the air during a memorial service for victims of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 11, 2017.  KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

Japan gov't calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:08 PM

The country has experienced shortage of sanitary products in past disasters Also 40 of its toilet paper production is in a region where a disastrous quake and tsunami could strike

Trash or treasure: What to do with Yolanda garbage?

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:30 AM

A Japanese city suggests ways Yolanda hit areas can properly handle their post typhoon debris and even benefit from them

SCATTERED. A child stands among the debris after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan devastated the city of Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

7.1-magnitude quake hits Japan

Oct 26, 2013 - 2:30 AM

3rd UPDATE Tsunamis of up to 40 cm are reported Saturday in the same area where 18 000 died in a magnitude 9 0 tremor in 2011 but the tsunami advisory is lifted less than two hours after the quake

Radioactive water may have leaked from Fukushima: TEPCO

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami damaged plant

RADIOACTIVE WATER. Workers wearing protective suits and masks are seen near tanks of radiation contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on March 6, 2013. Photo by AFP

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

Oct 12, 2012 - 8:11 PM

An operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant admitted playing down tsunami risk for fear of the financial and regulatory costs

Japan protest over nuclear restart

Jun 22, 2012 - 10:26 PM

About 20 000 people gather in front of the residence of the Japanese Prime Minister to protest his decision to restart two nuclear reactors

Japan tsunami bones to wash up in US

May 25, 2012 - 9:08 AM

Shoes containing human bones from victims of the Japan tsunami will most likely begin washing up on the US West Coast