Aug 25, 2014

California governor declares emergency from quake

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the part of California’s wine country hard-hit by a large earthquake. The governor issued a proclamation directing state agencies to help respond to the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck early Sunday about 6 miles (10 ...

Aug 19, 2014

SDF struggling to attract enough reservists

The number of civilians registered as reservists with the Self-Defense Forces is dwindling, mainly due to the difficulty of balancing training with civilian careers, according to a military official.

Mar 13, 2013

Plan for Tokyo quake relief team drawn up

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has drawn up a special operation plan for its emergency disaster relief team to prepare for a powerful earthquake that could strike the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to sources. Under the plan, the ministry will deploy some ...