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2016 KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2016
Ginza Kumamoto-kan 'antenna shop' logs record sales for disaster-hit prefecture
As a series of aftershocks continued to rattle Kumamoto Prefecture on Wednesday, swarms of people turned up at an outlet run by its government in Tokyo's Ginza district, hoping to support the disaster-hit region by purchasing local specialties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2016
As Kyushu hospital rocks from aftershocks, Kumamoto mom, 34, brings girl into world
About 13 minutes after the magnitude-7.3 quake hit Kyushu early Saturday morning, a baby girl was born in a hospital in the city of Kumamoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2016
Animal hospital in Kumamoto was prepared to house people, pets after a disaster
As evacuees with pets in quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture shy away or are even banned from moving into evacuation shelters following last week's deadly earthquakes, Ryunosuke Animal Hospital in the city of Kumamoto has opened its doors to pets and their owners.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
NRA to issue nuclear plant info every day amid quake concerns
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will begin providing information every day on the safety of four nuclear plants located around the region recently rocked by earthquakes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
'Economy-class syndrome' concerns grow as Kyushu quake toll rises to 47
One woman has died and at least 23 others are suspected of suffering from so-called economy-class syndrome after evacuating from their homes in Kumamoto Prefecture.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
China's Xi sets aside usual rancor to express sympathy over Japan quakes
Putting aside the usual rancor between China and Japan, President Xi Jinping has sent a message of condolence to Emperor Akihito over the series of earthquakes that have hit Japan.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
Kumamoto Prison opens doors to quake evacuees according to plan
Kumamoto Prison in the city of Kumamoto was housing 110 earthquake survivors in part of its facility as of Tuesday morning.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
Use of Ospreys for Japan disaster relief draws mixed reaction
The unprecedented use of U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft for disaster relief operations drew a mixed response from people in quake-hit Kyushu amid concern over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2016
Beloved mascot Kumamon's absence since quakes spurs Japan Twitter traffic
Kumamoto mascot Kumamon has been missing in the wake of last week's devastating earthquakes in Kyushu, spurring concern on social media for its safety as well as criticism for the prefectural government's failure to use the furry animal's network to share information.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Q&A
Apr 18, 2016
Questions and answers: The Kumamoto earthquakes
The series of huge earthquakes and aftershocks that have been rattling wide parts of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures since Thursday have raised fears that other regions in the nation might be struck by similar jolts in the near future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2016
Embassies working to help non-Japanese quake survivors
Foreign embassies and other diplomatic missions were arranging transportation and offering advice for non-Japanese people affected by the recent Kyushu earthquakes as local officials struggled to get a handle on their situation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2016
Despite assurances, quakes prompt calls to switch off Japan's nuclear reactors
Calls in and outside of Japan are growing to shut down the nations' only two operating reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2016
Firms affected by Kyushu earthquakes
Below is a list of key companies affected by the Kyushu earthquakes and the status of their facilities as reported by Reuters and other media.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2016
Abe flags supplementary budget as business responds to Kyushu quakes
As bureaucrats and business executives attempt to gauge the economic cost of the quakes in Kyushu, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday raised the possibility of rapidly compiling a supplementary budget to render assistance to the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2016
Tohoku, Kobe and other areas hit by past quakes quick to send aid to Kumamoto
Communities that have experienced strong earthquakes or floods in recent years, ranging from the Tohoku region to Niigata to Kobe, are taking quick action to support Kumamoto Prefecture and its surrounding areas hit by devastating temblors since Thursday night.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 18, 2016
Baseball pauses to reflect on Kyushu earthquakes
Seiichi Uchikawa had to pause during his hero interview Friday night following the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. A rush of emotions had left the Hawks captain searching for words, as tears welled up in his eyes while he answered a question about the situation in Kumamoto Prefecture, where a series of earthquakes and aftershocks have devastated the region and surrounding areas since Thursday night.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2016
Osaka broadcaster apologizes after crew jumps to front of gas station line in Kumamoto
A regional broadcaster apologized Monday after one of its news vans cut into a long line of cars in Kumamoto at a gas station in the quake-hit prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 17, 2016
Desperate race on to find Kyushu earthquake survivors; death toll at 42
Search and rescue operations intensified in Kyushu on Sunday and a 61-year-old woman was found dead, which brought the death toll from the twin earthquakes that hit last week to 42.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 17, 2016
In pictures: After the Kumamoto quakes
What was thought to be the strongest quake in Kyushu, registering the maximum intensity on the Japanese shindo seismic scale, turned out to be a preshock of the earthquake that rocked Kumamoto on Saturday morning. The magnitude-7.3 quake and continuous series of aftershocks triggered a number of landslides as well as the collapse and cracking of major roadways in the mountainous region of Minamiaso.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 17, 2016
Rescued residents recount horror of being buried alive
People rescued from collapsed houses and other buildings Saturday described the terror they felt after barely escaping Kumamoto's second deadly quake in less than 48 hours.

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