"Japan Increases Travel Alerts on Tunisia"       "MHI, Toho Gas Offer World's Highest Efficiency Gas Cogeneration"       "Sendai UN Disaster Panel: Collaboration Vital Between China Korea Japan"       "Re-Visiting Otsuchi"       "Japan’s Nuclear Policy Not on Target: Greenpeace Warns Angela Merkel"      

Japan Increases Travel Alerts on Tunisia

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tokyo- ( PanOrient News) Japan has increased its travel warning for Tunisia to level 2 from level 1, advising its citizens to "reconsider any travel plans" to the country, after a terrorist attack on the Bardo museum in the capital city left 21 tourists including 3 Japanese dead, as well as 3 more Japanese among the many injured.

An official at the travel warning bureau of the Japanese foreign ministry (MOFA) in Tokyo told local media that, "We have solid safety measures for Japanese natio...

MHI, Toho Gas Offer World's Highest Efficiency Gas Cogeneration

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Toho Gas Co., Ltd. have jointly developed a new 450-kilowatt (kW) gas cogeneration system which will be launched into the Japanese market by both companies on April 1.

The newly developed gas cogeneration system, based on a previously introduced 380kW system, achieves an outstanding power output of 450kW, made possible through optimization of combustion and the adoption of components that improved efficiency. Generating effi...

Sendai UN Disaster Panel: Collaboration Vital Between China Korea Japan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sendai- (PanOrient News) The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR in Sendai, March 14-18, attracted civil group speakers from China, South Korea and Japan.

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) co-organized a complimentary event titled "Strengthening Resilience in Northeast Asia through Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction" where Chen Feng, Deputy Secretary-General of the intergovernmental Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, spoke on efforts to strengthen ties between the thr...

Re-Visiting Otsuchi

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

by Charles A. Pomeroy

The manuscript for my memoir, Tsunami Reflections: Otsuchi Remembered, was completed in July of 2014 and published in the following September. I was inspired to write the book on my first visit to Otsuchi, seven weeks after the tsunami, while viewing the bare foundations of our former home. Struck by the absolute stillness of a dead town, interrupted occasionally by the distant sound of backhoes moving debris, that eerie silence triggered an overwhelming desire to share ...