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2016 KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2016
Kids rejoice as bear mascot Kumamon makes first appearance since quakes
Some children in the quake-hit town of Mashiki were happy to see Kumamoto Prefecture's popular black bear mascot Kumamon on Thursday after its first public appearance since the deadly April 14 earthquake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 6, 2016
Toyota plant shutdowns due to quakes end as production of key parts resumes
Toyota Motor Corp. resumed production Friday at its domestic assembly plants that had remained idle since a series of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan in mid-April disrupted parts supplies, company officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2016
Quake-hit Kumamoto to put Kumamon mascot back into action soon
The prefectural government of Kumamoto has decided to allow Kumamon, its hugely popular black bear mascot that has remained unseen in public settings since massive earthquakes jolted the area, to make a comeback on Thursday at the request of fans and the local sightseeing industry, officials said Wednesday.
JAPAN
May 4, 2016
City of Kumamoto to check mental health of 60,000 children after earthquakes
A survey of kidsu2019 mental health is announced, as many are believed to be under stress following recent fatal temblors.
JAPAN / Society
May 3, 2016
80% of Kumamoto schools to resume classes Tuesday after quakes
About 80 percent of public schools in Kumamoto Prefecture will have resumed classes by May 10 after their buildings were damaged or used as evacuation centers after last month’s powerful earthquakes, local authorities said Tuesday.
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
May 2, 2016
Let's discuss what to do with pets in quake-hit Kumamoto
As evacuees with pets in quake-hit Kumamoto shy away or are even banned from moving into evacuation shelters, Ryunosuke Animal Hospital has opened its doors to pets and their owners.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2016
Kumamoto garden's spring-fed pond dries up
A traditional garden in Kumamoto landscaped around a spring-fed pond has mostly dried up since earthquakes started rocking Kyushu in April.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 1, 2016
Foreign volunteers helping to rebuild lives in Kumamoto
The truth is, as many volunteers are needed as can help the many homeowners who want possessions recovered from destroyed homes, or who need trash and heavy broken appliances pulled out of their otherwise intact dwellings.
JAPAN
Apr 30, 2016
12,000 buildings could collapse in quake-hit Kyushu
The land ministry says data collected on more than 43,000 buildings in Kumamoto Prefecture showed 12,013 to be u201cdangerous,u201d warning they could collapse due to aftershocks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2016
In quake-prone Japan, Kumamoto temblors stir worry of 'Tokyo X Day'
There's nothing comical about this manga: office building windows shatter, trains derail and cars plunge from buckling bridges. It all happens at 4:35 p.m. on a day dubbed "Tokyo's X Day."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2016
Sony reports quarterly loss, delays forecast to assess quake damage
Sony Corp. reported a fourth-quarter loss after booking a charge against its chip business and delayed giving a full-year forecast to assess damage from an earthquake that shut its main plant for camera sensors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2016
1,000 quakes recorded in two Kyushu prefectures in two weeks since initial jolt
The frequency, ranging from minor jolts to the magnitude-7.3 temblor that occurred two days after the initial April 14 quake, is unusually high.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2016
Toyota to resume all domestic auto assembly lines on May 6 following Kumamoto quakes
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday all of its 30 domestic auto assembly lines will be operating by May 6 after most were suspended due to a series of strong earthquakes that hit southwestern Japan in mid-April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2016
NHK chairman's order to follow government line on Kyushu nuclear reactors sparks outcry
Outspoken NHK Chairman Katsuto Momii has found himself once again mired in controversy after news leaked he gave instructions that the public broadcaster should stick to the official government line when reporting on the nuclear reactor situation in quake-hit Kyushu.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2016
Kumamoto farms, forestry suffered ¥23.6 billion damage in quakes
The twin quakes that slammed Kyushu this month caused at least ¥23.6 billion of damage to agricultural and forestry businesses in Kumamoto Prefecture, the local government said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2016
Cabinet to allocate funds for reconstruction in Kyushu
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday his Cabinet will approve a supplementary budget next month to help Kyushu overcome the damage caused by twin earthquakes this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2016
Working parents left in lurch due to damaged day care centers in quake-hit Kumamoto
With many day care centers in central Kyushu either damaged or being used to house evacuees, many people are caught between trying to make a living and caring for their children.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2016
Economy-class syndrome affects 97 evacuees in quake-hit areas
At least 97 evacuees in earthquake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture have been assessed as possibly suffering from so-called economy-class syndrome.
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2016
Government prepares to build 3,000 temporary homes for Kyushu evacuees
The government has access to enough materials to build about 3,000 temporary housing units for people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Kyushu earthquakes, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 26, 2016
U.S. Ospreys getting positive PR in Japan quake relief role
The U.S. military's MV-22 Osprey aircraft has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed to Okinawa in 2014.

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