5 years on from the tsunami
On March 11th 2016, it was exactly five years since the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northern coast. To mark this anniversary, this March at Inside Japan Tours is all about Tohoku: looking back on its troubles, celebrating its charms, and taking stock of how far the region has come in the past five years.
To read all about this beautiful region, including first-hand accounts of the disaster and recovery, visit our dedicated tsunami page:
The Japan Tsunami 5 Years On
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November snowfall in Tokyo for the first time in 54 years
Snow has fallen in Tokyo some 40 days earlier than the average for the Japanese city, bringing some infrastructure to a standstill and affecting a surge in energy use.
Typhoon Malakas makes landfall in southern Japan
Vital infrastructure has been disrupted in southwestern Japan as a result of the typhoon.
Japan hit by heavy rain
The extreme weather is expected to continue through today.
Typhoon Nepartak heading for Japan's Ryuku Islands
The Ryuku Islands are expected to take the brunt of Typhoon Nepartak before it reaches mainland Japan.
Japan braced for scorching summer with La Nina on its way
Temperatures could rise in Japan throughout the summer and autumn as El Nino is expected to be replaced by La Nina.
Japanese monks have kept climate change records for 700 years
Documenting when the ice ridge appeared each year, the monks kept a record of the earth?s changing climate.