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  1. thomas

    News Rebuilding Tohoku: Minami-Sanriku then and now

    Photographer Shinichi Sato, a resident of Minami-Sanriku, has documented the 2011 destruction and the reconstruction efforts in his hometown. Photo credit: Yomiuri Shinbun Left, the city on 12 March 2011, after a 24-metre-high tsunami struck the coast, and right the same area on 28 September...
  2. Date Masamune

    Biographies Date Masamune

    Date Masamune was a warrior of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568-1600) and the early part of the Edo Period (1600-1868) and one of the greatest daimyō of northern Japan.Succeeding his father at the age of 17, he defeated most of his rivalling neighbours and thereby significantly expanded his...
  3. thomas

    Travel Tohoku Tour Promotion

    Last week we were contacted by a marketing agency that collaborates with the Reconstruction Agency in a bid to promote foreign tourism to the Tohoku region. They asked us to post their Tohoku tour programme tailored to foreign visitors. We are glad to comply. Find the tours below as well as a...
  4. Tohoku Travel Guide

    Travel Tohoku Travel Guide

    The Tohoku Region (東北地方 Tōhoku-chihō), sometimes referred to as Ōu Region (奥羽地方 Ōu-chihō), comprises the following prefectures: Hirosaki Castle Akita (秋田県 Akita-ken) Aomori (青森県 Aomori-ken) Fukushima (福島県 Fukushima-ken) Iwate (岩手県 Iwate-ken) Miyagi (宮城県 Miyagi-ken) Yamagata (山形県...
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