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EARTHQUAKES

A team of volunteers from the Non-Resident Nepali Association in Japan serves curry to evacuees in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 13.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 6, 2024
Support helps lift spirits of foreign residents in quake-hit areas
Ishikawa Prefecture is home to around 16,500 foreign residents, and multilingual hotlines were set up shortly after the quake to provide vital information.
Elementary school students arrive at Wajima Senior High School in Ishikawa Prefecture as classes resume at vacant classrooms at the school on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2024
Schools reopen in quake-hit Wajima
The schools — six elementary schools and one junior high school — resumed their classes by using vacant classrooms at Wajima Senior High School.
People sort relief supplies, including sanitary napkins, diapers and baby formula, in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Sunday, over a month after a New Year's Day quake hit the area.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 5, 2024
Emergency maternity and baby supplies lacking in parts of Japan
The study showed that while 82.5% of municipalities stocked sanitary napkins, only 11.9% kept underwear for women.
Collapsed homes in the town of Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 12. Ever since breaking off from the Eurasian continent 20 million years ago and opening the Sea of Japan, the archipelago has always been at the mercy of nature’s seismic whims, its landscape and ecology undergoing perpetual transfiguration.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science / OUR PLANET
Feb 4, 2024
For Japan, earthquakes are an existential matter
The New Year's Day quake was a stark reminder of how Japan has been shaped by rumbling, grinding and often deadly convulsions and volcanic activity.
Members of the Self-Defense Forces engage in search operations in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 13.
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2024
170,000 SDF members sent to Noto quake areas over one month
SDF personnel rescued about 1,000 people, according to the Defense Ministry.
The Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture on Jan. 4, three days after a major earthquake struck the area.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Nuclear emergency guidelines to be reviewed after Noto quake
Of the 11 national or prefectural roads in Ishikawa that would be used as evacuation routes in the area, seven suffered significant damage.
Naomi Oshita (left) and her mother inside a temporary home built for evacuees from the Jan. 1 earthquake that devastated the Noto Peninsula, in Wajima on Saturday.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Quake evacuees begin moving into temporary housing in Ishikawa
Wajima, one of the areas hit hardest by the quake, said 18 families will receive keys to their temporary homes.
The rubble of a house that collapse due to the New Year's Day earthquake, in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Central Japan cities hit hard by quake had high rate of old homes
In Suzu, 65% of residences were built before 1981 when the country's seismic standards were significantly upgraded.
The Final Fantasy-inspired plate was supposed to arrive in Tokyo on Jan. 5, but the Noto craftsmen moved up the schedule to the day before the destructive Noto tremblor.
LIFE / Style & Design
Feb 3, 2024
Spared from Noto quake, Final Fantasy lacquerware inspires hope
A group committed to preserving local lacquerware hopes that the decorative plate will help turn the region's dire disaster recovery situation around.
Evacuees at a school gymnasium used as an evacuation center in Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday
JAPAN / Society
Feb 2, 2024
Mental health care urgently needed for Noto quake evacuees
People ranging from children to the elderly have complained of being unable to sleep.
A woman offers flowers for victims of the New Year's Day earthquake near the morning market in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday. Most buildings in the market were burned down in a fire that followed the quake.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2024
One month after Noto quake, challenges remain in restoration effort
About 14,000 people are still living at evacuation shelters as officials race to repair infrastructure in the region.
A woman makes a donation for people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake set up at Shinjuku's Keio Department Store's in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2024
¥17 billion raised for quake-hit Ishikawa
A committee made up of members of related organizations will decide how to allocate the funds, which will be distributed via local municipalities.
The Kissa Mitikusa cafe in front of JR Kagaonsen Station in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, is facing a plunge in visitors.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2024
Dining sector in quake-hit Ishikawa facing difficulties
The industry had just begun to overcome a slump brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rescue workers look for missing people in collapsed houses in the aftermath of the  earthquake that struck Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and the surrounding areas on Jan. 1.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 30, 2024
No one left behind: Japan needs to work on its multicultural disaster response
The Noto earthquake has put into relief, once again, the need to cater disaster responses and preparedness to everyone, including foreigners.
Volunteers work at the site of a soy sauce-maker in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 31, 2024
Quake-hit Noto faces a long road to recovery. Here's how you can help.
After initially asking people to refrain from coming as volunteers, municipalities in Ishikawa are now open to outside help.
Noboru Ito (left) uses well water for a makeshift shower at his Real Hair Cutting You beauty salon in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 24.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 30, 2024
Businesses in quake-hit Japanese city tap well water to reopen
Their return to operations helps restore a sense of normalcy among residents.
Pedestrians walk near collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, on Jan. 18. More than 850,000 buildings crumbled in the initial quake and the thousands of aftershocks that followed.
WORLD / Society
Jan 29, 2024
Fear, uncertainty and grief year after Turkey's quake
A year later, hundreds of thousands remain displaced while the quake-prone country waits in fear for the next big shake.
Mesut Hancer holds the hand of his 15-year-old daughter Irmak, who died in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, the day after the quake struck the country's southeast, on Feb. 7, 2023.
WORLD
Jan 29, 2024
'Time has stopped': Grieving father relives Turkish quake
An image of Mesut Hancer's daughter Irmak, lying dead among debris, was picked up by world media.
An earthquake registering a maximum of 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 struck Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture and other surrounding areas on Sunday morning, the Meteorological Agency said.
JAPAN
Jan 28, 2024
Magnitude 4.8 quake shakes Tokyo and Kanagawa
The 8:59 a.m. quake registered a 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in areas of Tokyo and Yokohama.
An All Nippon Airways plane arrives at Noto Airport in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday morning.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2024
ANA resumes flights to quake-hit Noto Airport
The limited flights are expected to help bring volunteer workers to quake-hit areas to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

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