Japan: 10 Years After the Tsunami

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A decade ago, Japan, land of the Rising Sun, was met with one of the greatest natural disasters in modern history. The March 11th, 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan was a devastating 9.0-9.1 magnitude on the rector scale. In the country, it is commonly referred to as the Great East Japan earthquake, 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the Great Sendai earthquake, or the Great Tohoku earthquake.

Japan Appoints Minister of Loneliness

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Japan is taking a new initiative to combat the rising rate of suicide in the country. Appointed to the role, ‘Minister of Loneliness’, Tetsushi Sakamoto is tasked with easing the spike in sentiments of depression and isolation across the country.