Japan Rebuilds http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38934/all en Japan tsunami: 2 years later http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130311/japan-tsunami-2-years-reconstruction-homeless-fukushima-radiation <p>TOKYO &mdash; People across Japan fell silent on Monday as the country marked two years to the day since its northeast coast was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history, setting off a tsunami that killed almost 16,000 and left more than 2,600 others missing. The ceremonies were an opportunity to mourn the dead and the missing, but the grief was tinged with frustration that, in the three badly damaged prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, tens of thousands still have no permanent home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130311/japan-tsunami-2-years-reconstruction-homeless-fukushima-radiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Rebuilds Need to Know Japan Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:44:00 +0000 Justin McCurry 5779794 at http://www.globalpost.com Masao Yoshida, man who saved Japan during tsunami, dies of cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130709/masao-yoshida-man-who-saved-japan-tsunami-dies-cancer <!--paging_filter--><p>Masao Yoshida, the man whom many credit with preventing an even larger nuclear disaster during the 2011 Japanese tsunami, died on Tuesday from esophageal cancer.</p> <p>He was 58.</p> <p>Yoshida volunteered for "suicide" missions, while also refusing government orders to stop cooling nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/world/asia/masao-yoshida-nuclear-engineer-and-chief-at-fukushima-plant-dies-at-58.html?_r=0" target="_blank">The New York Times</a> reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130709/masao-yoshida-man-who-saved-japan-tsunami-dies-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Rebuilds Want to Know Japan Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:39:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5879649 at http://www.globalpost.com