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Results for "2016 Kumamoto Earthquake" (131 articles)

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2023
Disasters can be deadly, but the aftermaths can be deadlier
Largely forgotten, more people died in the days, weeks and months after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes due to illness and depression than in the quakes themselves.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 22, 2020
‘#Handball Strive’: The team may be fake, but the film is a winner
Daigo Matsuiu2019s comedy about a sham high school handball team feels more like the real deal thanks to a younger cast.
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JAPAN
Apr 17, 2019
Three years on, officials and residents pay their respects to victims of Kumamoto quakes
Mashiki officials offered silent prayers on Tuesday for the victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit the town and other areas of Kumamoto Prefecture three years ago.
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JAPAN
Jan 3, 2019
Quake-battered Kumamoto shaken by temblor with intensity of lower 6
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government had established an emergency task force at the Prime Minister's Office to deal with the quake.
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JAPAN
May 16, 2018
Quake-hit Kumamoto Castle tower appears to defy gravity after collapsed stone foundation is removed
A tower of Kumamoto Castle, which was hit hard by powerful quakes in 2016, appeared to defy gravity on Tuesday as the local government showed off the progress made on its restoration work to the media.
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JAPAN
Nov 8, 2017
Kumamoto resort's quake-resistant domed cabins prove a big draw
Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant domed houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia.
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JAPAN
Oct 2, 2017
Researchers' work questioned after errors discovered in Kumamoto quake data
The science ministry is looking into whether quake-strength data was falsified or fabricated.
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JAPAN
Aug 21, 2017
Kumamoto railway struggles to rebuild after devastating 2016 quake
A railway in Kumamoto Prefecture is working hard to win back passengers 16 months after a series of powerful earthquakes rocked the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 15, 2017
Japan's vets form teams to strengthen animal aid during natural disasters
A campaign is underway to create emergency response teams across Japan to provide aid for pets and livestock during natural disasters, following the establishment of such services in a number of prefectures.
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JAPAN
Apr 25, 2017
Kumamoto couple have hard time parting with son lost in earthquake
Shinobu Yamato, 49, still can't wash a pair of socks that her son, Hikaru, had left lying around before he was killed in the earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture and its vicinity last April.
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JAPAN
Apr 20, 2017
Efforts underway to better support foreign nationals in times of disaster
Efforts are underway by local governments across the nation to support non-Japanese in times of natural disaster as the number of foreign nationals living in Japan continues to grow.
EDITORIALS
Apr 16, 2017
A year after the Kumamoto earthquakes
The Kumamoto quakes underlined the difficulties that municipalities face in dealing with major disasters like major earthquakes.
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JAPAN
Apr 14, 2017
Kumamoto marks one-year anniversary of deadly quakes with grief and resolve
Friday marked the first anniversary of strong earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture that caused more than 200 deaths. Governments have pledged to overcome the disaster and accelerate efforts at reconstruction.
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JAPAN
Apr 14, 2017
Nearly a quarter of indirect Kumamoto quake deaths linked to sheltering in vehicles
About a quarter of the indirect deaths officially linked to last April's earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures spent some of their nights in a vehicle, it has been learned.
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JAPAN
Apr 13, 2017
Kumamoto Castle repairs expected to take decades
"Warning: No trespassing due to earthquake damage," bears a sign at Kumamoto Castle, a popular tourist destination in the prefecture, while castle officials make rounds to prevent trespassers.
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JAPAN
Apr 13, 2017
Caught off guard by deadly quakes, Kumamoto still learning lessons one year on
It was just after midnight and I was dozing off at a capsule hotel in the city of Kumamoto on April 16 last year when the "Big One" hit.
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JAPAN
Apr 13, 2017
Kumamoto veterinarian looks after owners — and their pets — in times of disaster
In times of natural disaster, people's safety and well-being are naturally put first. The same, though, can't always be said for pets, which are also victims in such calamities.
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JAPAN
Apr 13, 2017
Foreign nationals relive 2016 Kumamoto quakes in new English booklet
A group of overseas students at Kumamoto University has compiled an English booklet recording the experiences of foreign nationals during last April's powerful earthquakes.
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JAPAN
Jan 18, 2017
English edition of 'Kumamoto Earthquakes' photo book released for download
A collection of photos taken after the earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture and its vicinity in April has been released for download in English.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2016
The top Japan news stories of 2016
The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016.

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