Iwate Prefecture http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25380/all en Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Morioka, capital of "Japan's Tibet" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/travel-postcard-48-hours-morioka-capital-japans-tibet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>MORIOKA, Japan, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Once viewed as a backward part of northeast Japan, so snowy it was known as "Japan's Tibet," the city of Morioka and surrounding Iwate prefecture came into their own 30 years ago, when the superfast Shinkansen train began running up north.</p> <p>Just 2.5 hours from Tokyo, Morioka and its laid-back lifestyle, surrounded by mountains ideal for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, makes a good weekend getaway for anyone tired of the bustle of Tokyo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/travel-postcard-48-hours-morioka-capital-japans-tibet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Japanese noodles Morioka, Iwate Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733124 at http://www.globalpost.com Work starts to modify nearly restored "miracle pine" in Iwate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/work-starts-modify-nearly-restored-miracle-pine-iwate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Work started Monday to modify the nearly restored "miracle pine" that survived the devastating tsunami in March 2011 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.</p> <p> The tree has become a symbol of reconstruction in Rikuzentakata as it was the only one of about 70,000 pines on a stretch of coast there to survive the quake-triggered tsunami.</p> <p> But its roots started dying due to exposure to seawater, prompting efforts to restore it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130527/work-starts-modify-nearly-restored-miracle-pine-iwate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Rikuzentakata, Iwate Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Mon, 27 May 2013 07:15:03 +0000 Kyodo News International 5846697 at http://www.globalpost.com Torrential rain in Japan leaves one dead, five missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/torrential-rain-japan-leaves-one-dead-five-missing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One person was killed and five others remained missing Friday as torrential rain hit northern Japan, local media reported.</p> <p>A 91-year-old woman was found dead after being buried by a rain-triggered mudslide in Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture, according to Japan's national broadcaster NHK and Jiji Press.</p> <p>The news reports also said that five residents remained unaccounted for while three others were injured in neighbouring Akita Prefecture as their houses were swept away by massive floods.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/torrential-rain-japan-leaves-one-dead-five-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hanamaki, Iwate Iwate Prefecture Tōhoku region AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:50:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906182 at http://www.globalpost.com Torrential rain in Japan leaves two dead, five missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/torrential-rain-japan-leaves-two-dead-five-missing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two people were killed and five others missing on Friday as torrential rain hit northern Japan, local media reported.</p> <p>A 91-year-old woman was found dead after being buried by a rain-triggered mudslide in Hanamaki, Iwate prefecture, according to Japan's national broadcaster NHK and Jiji Press.</p> <p>Meanwhile, a 62-year-old man died after he was swept away by a swollen river in Nichiwaga, in the same prefecture, Kyodo news agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/torrential-rain-japan-leaves-two-dead-five-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hanamaki, Iwate Iwate Prefecture Tōhoku region AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906345 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll rises to six after torrential rain in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/death-toll-rises-six-after-torrential-rain-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese rescuers found four bodies Saturday at the scene of a landslide in the north of the country, taking the total death toll from record rainfall to six.</p> <p>The bodies of a 93-year-old man, his 88-year-old wife and their son, 61, were found near their house in remote Senboku, Akita prefecture, local police said. </p> <p>Nearly 300 police and troops were still looking for the son's wife, an Akita police spokesman said.</p> <p>Their home was among eight buildings swallowed by a mudslide triggered by torrential rain that swept the region on Friday, the spokesman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/death-toll-rises-six-after-torrential-rain-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Mudslide Tōhoku region AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:06:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906806 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe visits disaster-hit Iwate Pref. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131130/abe-visits-disaster-hit-iwate-pref <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, which was heavily damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.</p> <p> It was Abe's third trip to the prefecture since assuming the premiership in December last year. He has so far visited disaster-hit northeastern Japan including Iwate every month.</p> <p> Abe inspected temporary housing for evacuees and gave encouragement to those living there.</p> <p>==Kyodo</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Iwate Prefecture Kamaishi, Iwate Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Sun, 01 Dec 2013 04:45:56 +0000 Kyodo News International 6005191 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe voices readiness to aid home construction for disaster victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131201/abe-voices-readiness-aid-home-construction-disaster-vi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday expressed readiness to speed up construction of housing facilities for people who lost their homes in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan.</p> <p> "I would like to help speed up construction of private homes and public housing for evacuees," Abe told reporters during his visit to Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, one of the three prefectures hardest hit by the disaster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131201/abe-voices-readiness-aid-home-construction-disaster-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Shinzō Abe Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Sun, 01 Dec 2013 11:16:01 +0000 Kyodo News International 6005379 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese quake victims sending warm clothing to Syrian refugees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/japanese-quake-victims-sending-warm-clothing-syrian-re <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A group of Japanese citizens displaced by the 2011 disaster that ravaged Japan's northeast is sending warm clothing and other anti-cold supplies to Syrian refugees now stranded in the Turkish border city of Kilis, an aid worker said Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/japanese-quake-victims-sending-warm-clothing-syrian-re" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iwate Prefecture Kesennuma, Miyagi Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:04:47 +0000 Kyodo News International 6042624 at http://www.globalpost.com 1st LD: 6.1-magnitude quake jolts N. Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141011/1st-ld-61-magnitude-quake-jolts-n-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>1st LD: 6.1-magnitude quake jolts N. Japan</p> <p>TOKYO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A 6.1-magnitude quake jolted off Aomori prefecture in northern Japan at around 11: 36 local time on Saturday, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.</p> <p>The tremor was registered at 4 level in Japan seismic scale of 7 in parts of the prefecture and adjacent Iwate Prefecture.</p> <p>The epicenter was initially detected at 41.0 degree of north latitude and 143.2 degree of east longitude, with a depth of 10 km.</p> <p>No tsunami warnings were triggered and no immediate reports of injuries and damage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Earthquakes in Japan Iwate Prefecture Japan Tōhoku region Xinhua News Agency Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:45:13 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6283009 at http://www.globalpost.com (Recast)1st LD: 6.1-magnitude quake jolts N. Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141011/recast1st-ld-61-magnitude-quake-jolts-n-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recast)1st LD: 6.1-magnitude quake jolts N. Japan</p> <p>TOKYO, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- A 6.1-magnitude quake jolted off Aomori prefecture in northern Japan at around 11: 36 local time on Saturday, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.</p> <p>The tremor was registered at 4 level in Japan seismic scale of 7 in parts of the prefecture and adjacent Iwate Prefecture.</p> <p>The epicenter was initially detected at 41.0 degree of north latitude and 143.2 degree of east longitude, with a depth of 10 km.</p> <p>No tsunami warnings were triggered and no immediate reports of injuries and damage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Earthquakes in Japan Iwate Prefecture Japan Tōhoku region Xinhua News Agency Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:45:42 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6283013 at http://www.globalpost.com