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2016 KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE

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BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2016
Sony climbs as games outlook makes up for earthquake damage
Sony Corp. shares rose as investors ignored a weak profit forecast, looking instead to the company's long-term prospects in entertainment and sensors needed for driverless cars and other emerging products.
JAPAN
May 25, 2016
Most relief funds for quake-hit Kumamoto yet to reach victims due to staff shortage
Most of the ¥750 million ($6.8 million) in relief money for victims of the powerful earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last month has not been disbursed, local government officials said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2016
Kumamoto quake insurance payouts hit second-largest on record at ¥123.4 billion
Insurance payouts for the recent earthquakes in and around Kumamoto Prefecture reached ¥123.4 billion ($1.13 billion) as of Monday, becoming the second-largest after the ¥1.27 trillion paid out for the 2011 Tohoku disasters, an industry body said Wednesday.
JAPAN
May 19, 2016
Output in quake-hit Kyushu region to fall by up to ¥370 billion in fiscal 2016
The economic fallout in the Kyushu region from last month's powerful earthquakes is tipped to reach up to ¥370 billion in the current fiscal year, a local economic research center said Thursday.
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JAPAN
May 18, 2016
Foreign tourist numbers top record for second straight month in Japan
The number of foreign visitors to Japan in April hit a single-month record of 2.08 million, topping the 2 million mark for the second month in a row, the Japan National Tourism Organization announced Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
May 17, 2016
Disaster-proof supply chains
Japanese companies must rethink their supply-chain strategies to make them more resilient to natural disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2016
U.S. disaster expert sees 3/11 weaknesses laid bare in Kyushu
A former U.S. government expert on emergency management has questioned whether Japan is applying lessons learned the hard way after the 2011 tsunami to its response to the Kyushu quakes.
JAPAN
May 16, 2016
Lower House passes extra budget for Kumamoto quake damage
The Lower House on Monday passed a ¥778 billion supplementary budget for fiscal 2016 to help deal with the aftermath of the deadly earthquakes in Kyushu last month.
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JAPAN
May 16, 2016
Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake
Kumamoto and other southwestern prefectures on Monday marked one month since the second of two massive earthquakes struck the region in quick succession, leaving a total of 49 people dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 14, 2016
Cracks appear in media's view of disasters
The Great East Japan Earthquake was Japan's first major natural disaster since the rise of social media, and emergency planning outfits have been studying the data from March 11, 2011, in order better use SNS to save lives and help survivors. Online activities related to the current seismic activity in Kyushu have provided more information.
SOCCER
May 12, 2016
East Asian Football Federation to support Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts
The East Asian Football Federation will donate $20,000 to the Kumamoto Football Association to aid recovery efforts following the recent earthquakes that have rocked Kumamoto and surrounding areas in Kyushu, Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima said Wednesday.
JAPAN
May 11, 2016
Emperor, Empress may visit quake-hit Kyushu next week
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Kumamoto Prefecture as early as next week to meet residents affected by the major earthquakes that struck central Kyushu last month, a source close to the matter said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 10, 2016
Extra budget for disaster to total ¥778 billion, be financed by negative rates
A supplementary budget to help quake-hit Kyushu recover will total ¥778 billion, financed by reduced interest payments on bonds afforded by the BOJ's negative rate, sources say.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 9, 2016
Abe's questionable handling of the Kumamoto quakes
The Abe administration is making a shameful attempt to use the Kumamoto earthquakes to further and unrelated political agenda.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2016
Kumamoto school system getting back on its feet
Several public schools resumed classes Monday in parts of Kumamoto hit hardest by twin quakes last month. The rest are set to reopen by midweek.
JAPAN
May 9, 2016
Kumamoto to close smaller quake shelters with eye to reopening schools
The city of Kumamoto, hit by deadly earthquakes in April, will start closing some shelters and ask about 2,000 of their occupants to move to different ones with better living conditions, city officials said Sunday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
May 8, 2016
Media show Kumamoto was woefully ill-prepared for disabled evacuees
It was heartening to see newspapers focusing on the difficulties disabled people face when disaster strikes, but far less heartening to hear what they had to say about the facts on the ground in Kumamoto.
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JAPAN
May 8, 2016
Nagano student first to play violin made partly from 'miracle pine'
A Nagano high school student has become the first person to play a new violin partially made from the symbolic "miracle pine" that survived the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2016
Sex assault likely at evacuation centers, groups warn
Support groups in Kumamoto raise the alarm about sexual assault as the lack of privacy in evacuation shelters gives rise to risky safety conditions.
JAPAN / Politics
May 6, 2016
Abe unlikely to call double election, says LDP vice president
The vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to dissolve the Lower House for a rare double election in sync with the Upper House poll this summer, citing last month's deadly earthquakes in Kyushu.

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