Sendai, Japan is home to a global research center for disaster preparation and response, including use of electric vehicles.
Nissan volunteers in Fukushima town work to further recovery, four years after the disasters of 2011.
The U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is putting an exclamation point on lessons learned from recent calamities and what more can be done.
This week the Dashboard On the Road visits northern Japan, where we look at the state of recovery two years after an earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster hit the region.
Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami completely destroyed the Nissan Prince Miyagi dealership where Keiji Endo was manager. We caught up with Endo-san to discuss the recovery.
In June 2011, we interviewed Hiroyuki Sato, general manager at Nissan Prince Miyagi, just three months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated much of the Tohoku region. Last week, we caught up with Sato-san once again to discuss progress made over the last year.
To coincide with CEO Carlos Ghosn’s visit to Nissan’s engine plant in Iwaki this week, the Global Media Center hired a LEAF electric car to get an on-the-road view of the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery. Here’s the third and final installment from our road trip.