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Kobe Earthquake

Making Lemonade

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.

Before And After Photos Show The Sheer Devastation After The Kobe Quake

Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Twenty years ago today, on the morning of Jan. 17 1995, a powerful earthquake hit the Japanese city of Kobe, reducing much of the city and its surroun...

Japan's Building Codes And Drills Seen As Lifesavers

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Hidden inside the skeletons of high-rise towers, extra steel bracing, giant rubber pads and embedded hydraulic shock absorbers make modern Japanese bu...