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2016 KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2016
Alpinist Ken Noguchi leads volunteers to set up tents for Kumamoto quake evacuees
A group of volunteers including alpinist Ken Noguchi have opened a tent village in the Kumamoto Prefecture town of Mashiki to provide temporary shelter for victims of the deadly earthquakes that began April 14.
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2016
Emergency subsidies OK'd for rebuilding in quake-hit Kyushu
The government on Monday designated the series of powerful earthquakes that have rocked Kyushu as a disaster of "extreme severity," paving the way for affected communities to receive increased subsidies for recovery efforts.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 25, 2016
Toyota resumes some assembly lines in wake of quakes
Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday restarted auto assembly lines at four plants in Japan that were suspended after the earthquakes in Kyushu led to parts shortages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2016
Thai artists hold charity concert for quake victims in Japan, Ecuador
More than 50 Thai artists performed at a charity concert in Bangkok on Saturday to raise funds for earthquake victims in Japan and Ecuador.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2016
Abe visits quake-hit Kumamoto; service on key section of Kyushu bullet-train line resumes
Making his first visit to Kumamoto Saturday after the powerful earthquakes that hit the prefecture, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to throw his full support behind the survivors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2016
A week after initial quake, rescuers still searching; volunteers help to clean up homes
Teams resume a desperate search for people believed buried under mud in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2016
Japan's quake-affected homeowners face tense wait for safety inspections
A bright red paper with the word kiken (dangerous) printed in bold black letters is posted at the entrance of a house in the quake-hit town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, where 5,400 structures — half of the town's buildings — have been damaged.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2016
'Hometown donation' system emerges as effective way to help quake victims
Amid a flurry of fundraising and charity projects launched in the wake of last week's deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, the "hometown tax donation system" is gaining attention as a way of getting money directly to affected municipalities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2016
Rain forces suspension of search operations in Kyushu
A week after the first of a series of strong quakes hit central Kyushu, heavy rain forces search-and-rescue operations to be suspended.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2016
Shindo: Japan's earthquake intensity scale
On April 15, the day after the first earthquake struck Kyushu, all of the nation's major newspapers carried the same headline: "Shindo 7 in Kumamoto." No further explanation was needed.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 21, 2016
Long after earthquakes, memories can trigger dizziness: expert
Amid a series of aftershocks in Kyushu after deadly earthquakes struck Kumamoto Prefecture last week, experts warn strong tremors may cause dizziness, as the March 2011 earthquake did among survivors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2016
Kumamoto ramen chain serves up bowls for evacuees
About 1,000 people formed long lines in the cold night air Monday at a shelter in the quake-hit town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, to get a warm bowl of ramen noodles.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2016
Teen returns to Sendai to raise funds for disaster-hit adoptive home of Kumamoto
A high school boy in Kumamoto has launched a one-person charity drive in Sendai, where he was born and experienced the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, to help quake survivors in his adoptive home.
SOCCER
Apr 20, 2016
Japan Olympic soccer team to face Ghana in charity match for Kyushu relief efforts
Japan's Rio Olympic-bound Under-23s will play against Ghana's senior national team in an international charity match to support relief efforts following the series of earthquakes that have rocked Kumamoto and its surrounding areas in the southwestern Kyushu region, the Japan Football Association said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2016
Concerns raised over support services for disabled earthquake evacuees
Nearly a week after the first deadly earthquake hit central Kumamoto, concerns are rising that evacuees with disabilities or ailments are not getting the support they need.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 20, 2016
Dispatches from the Kumamoto quake zone
Personal accounts relate tales of kindness and resilience after the initial confusion and panic of last week's deadly temblors.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 20, 2016
Views from Kumamoto: What were your experiences of the quakes and their aftermath?
Residents of Kumamoto describe their ordeals as the region continues to suffer aftershocks in the wake of last week's earthquakes.
EDITORIALS
Apr 20, 2016
Health of Kumamoto evacuees
The government needs to step forward now to ensure the health of long-term evacuees in the Kyushu quake zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2016
Quake-hit areas in Kumamoto give green light to volunteers
The social welfare council in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, which was heavily damaged by one of last week's earthquakes, announced Wednesday that they will start accepting volunteers from Thursday to sort out relief supplies and provide other support to evacuees.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 20, 2016
Quakes seen to all but rule out possibility of double election for Abe
Aftershocks from the deadly twin earthquakes that rocked the Kyushu region have sent shock waves all the way to Tokyo's Nagata-cho, the political heart of Japan.

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