Kesennuma


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Kesennuma

(kāsān-no͞o`mä), city (1990 pop. 65,578), Miyagi prefecture, NE Honshu, Japan, on Kesennuma Bay. A fishing port, its industries include textiles and rubber and leather goods. The city was devastated by the tsunami that followed the 2011 NE Honshu earthquake.
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The Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck northeastern Japan in March 2011 caused major damage to petroleum complexes, and in particular a large tsunami that struck a storage facility caused a large oil spill, resulting in fires spreading and completely burning down sections of Kesennuma city.
Part of a wall in the city of Kesennuma, further south, has windows in it - but these, too, draw complaints.
Larval identification and occurrence of Ezo abalone, Haliotis discus hannai, in the adjacent waters of Kesennuma Bay, Miyagi Prefecture.
GLIDE focuses on three elements: 1) novel materials, including novel guitar parts made of metal and from wood that is sourced exclusively in Tohoku; 2) novel technology, which draws on a juxtaposition of traditional craftsmanship based on the Miyadaiku school of carpentry, known for its use of elaborate wooden joints and sturdy construction, and as handed down through generations of carpenters in Miyagi prefecture's Kesennuma City; and 3) novel design, which draws on the styles of renown Japanese industrial designer, Ken Okuyama.
A Tohoku regional newspaper, the Kahoku Shimpo, released a survey last week showing that only 23.5 percent of governmental public housing projects in Minamisanriku town in Miyagi Prefecture have been completed as of January, and the number in Ishinomaki city and Kesennuma city are just 38.4 percent and 21.2 percent respectively.
As a result, while the number of casualties was 1,000 in Kamaishi and Kesennuma, only 5 out of 3,244 children and 12 out of 6,054 students, respectively, were victims of 3.11.
After the GEJE, SHARE provided emergency assistance in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, and then carried out health-care support activities in Kesennuma City, mainly by visiting disaster-affected residences, evacuation centers, and temporary dwellings, and providing health consultations to victims.
High tides flooded coastal areas in Kesennuma city, where land along the water sank because of the 2011 earthquake.
Due to an alignment of goals with the Initiative, JAL and Kyocera jointly supported the "TOMODACHI in San Diego 2013" program in March 2013, which flew seven students from the tsunami-hit city of Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, to San Diego, California, home to numerous US Marine and Navy bases.
In Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, several interpretive projects have emerged to interpret the disaster--and in one case, not to interpret it--that are contributing to rebuilding the local community.
A ceremony to bless the ship was held nearby before workers began dismantling the 60-metre (200-foot) vessel, said officials in the city of Kesennuma, which was flattened when huge waves rushed ashore.