Apr 2, 2015

Ambitious Nankai quake plan

The government must verify and review its highly ambitious reponse plan for the predicted Nankai Trough quake to ensure it can be implemented smoothly when disaster strikes.

Jun 25, 2014

Quake in Nankai Trough could cripple thermal power plants

A tsunami triggered by a major earthquake in the Nankai Trough off Japan’s Pacific coast could damage up to six coastal thermal plants and leave them out of action for at least four months, experts have said. A panel working under the industry ministry ...

Apr 29, 2014

Train lines to be reinforced by '17

Japan hopes to reinforce railways in areas threatened by strong earthquakes by fiscal 2017, according to a draft disaster preparedness plan obtained by Kyodo News on Monday. Efforts to make railways more quake-resistant are part of a nationwide plan filled with numerical targets for ...

Residents of Nagoya get disaster info maps

| Mar 28, 2014

Residents of Nagoya get disaster info maps

Officials in Nagoya are distributing seismic and tsunami hazard maps based on the damage the city is projected to take from an earthquake in the Nankai Trough. The maps, which were distributed starting March 17, outline two scenarios. One is based on the largest ...

Mar 11, 2014

JR West stages Kii tsunami exercise

In preparation for an anticipated major quake in the Nankai Trough, West Japan Railway Co. held an earthquake emergency drill Tuesday on the southern coastline of the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture. The exercise, on the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, ...