The high school in the Japanese coastal town of Rikuzentakata was completely destroyed following the tsunami of 2011, along with 80% of the buildings in the city. Now, however, they may get their lost boat back, thanks to Facebook.
A Harley-Davidson that was swept out to sea during the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last March and then discovered over a year later in Canada will be used to memorialize the victims of the tragic event.
A Canadian beachcomber made an unexpected find along British Columbia's Pacific Coast on April 18. Debris from Japan's tragic tsunami a year ago have only recently begun washing up on North America's west coast. Like on April 18th, when Peter Mark found a white container with a Harley Davidson inside of it.
After warning that it would take all of 2011 to restore output following the Japanese quake and tsunami, Toyota says it will now have all North American plants at full output by September. Fears of a Venza shortage: calmed.
A 7.4-magnitude aftershock struck offshore Japan moments ago, causing the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami warning for the northern coast already ravaged by last month's giant wave. The warning was later cancelled.
Amazingly, videos of tsunami waves coming ashore in Japan this week showed many people driving away from the water. If you find yourself in a similar situation, how can you increase your chances of survival from nil to slim?
Earlier this morning, we showed you an amazing photo of a swamped Japanese F-2A fighter jet. Now there's video of the damage done to it — and 17 others — at its air base.
Among those trapped by Japan's tsunami were 48 elementary-school students on board a marine research vessel off Japan's northeast coast. The boat survived the quake safely, but lost its navigation equipment, and the children have to be rescued by helicopter.
From his office at AFG Moto in Tokyo where he designs custom motorcycles and safety gear, vice president and chief operating officer Jason Fullington experienced the worst earthquake to hit Japan in 1,000 years. - Ed.
At the port of Kesennuma in northern Japan, cars and other debris were swept away by ferocious, 20+ foot tsunami tidal waves. Hundreds have been killed. Police say 200 to 300 bodies were found in coastal Sendai. (Photo: AP)
Here's video from the BBC showing — at about 30 seconds in — the moment the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early this morning.
After the 8.9 earthquake hit Japan early this morning, and a tsunami washed into parts of the northeast region of Japan, helicopters captured this amazing footage of a whirlpool offshore. LIsten to the BBC's Humphrey Hawksley explain why.