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EVACUATION

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 22, 2015
Embassies help foreigners in Japan overcome language barrier in times of disaster
Devastating floods that forced thousands of evacuations near Tokyo in September revealed shortcomings in disaster management when it comes to helping residents who do not speak Japanese.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 9, 2015
Second deluge looms for South Carolina coastal areas; residents told to flee
South Carolina's governor warned on Thursday that several coastal areas were about to be hit by a second round of major flooding, while residents inland hauled soaked furniture and appliances from homes left in ruins by unprecedented rainfall.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 12, 2015
Evacuation of Fukushima elderly riskier than then-exposure to radiation: study
A study says the evacuations from nursing homes posed a greater health risk to evacuees than the radiation they would have endured had they stayed.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2015
In major nuclear disasters, mental health the No. 1 casualty, studies find
People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than harm from radiation.
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2015
Ehime revises Ikata nuclear plant evacuation plan
Ehime Prefecture announced Monday revised plans for cooperating with six other prefectures in the event of an accident at its Ikata nuclear plant.
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2015
Cabinet OKs plan to lift Fukushima evacuation orders by end of fiscal 2016
The Cabinet approves a plan to lift evacuation orders in many areas tainted by the Fukushima disaster by fiscal 2017, despite strong radiation concerns.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2015
Teen held over bomb threat at Okayama high school
A 15-year-old male was arrested Thursday for an alleged bomb threat targeting a high school in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture, that was evacuated earlier this week, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 16, 2015
Residents would need 16 hours to evacuate if Takahama plant struck by disaster: NRA
The Nuclear Regulation Authority's estimate suggests local governments may have underestimated the difficulties of undertaking a mass evacuation form a nuclear disaster.
WORLD
Apr 13, 2015
Bomb scare prompts Germanwings jetliner evacuation
A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2015
New high school opens close to evacuation zone
A new high school adjacent to the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday welcomed its first students, including many who fled the area as the 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded.
WORLD
Mar 31, 2015
India asks Saudi to help evacuate citizens from grave situation in Yemen
India asked Saudi Arabia on Monday to help evacuate its citizens from Yemen, where more than 4,000 Indians, over half of them nurses, are caught up in fighting.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 30, 2015
Pakistan evacuates hundreds during pause in Yemen airstrikes: Saudi official
Pakistan evacuated about 500 of its nationals by plane from Yemen on Sunday during a brief pause in airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition against Shiite Muslim Houthi forces, a Saudi military spokesman said.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2015
Japanese tourists took 'incomprehensible' trip to Niger despite government warning
A Japanese travel company took about a dozen tourists to northern Niger in February despite a government request not to enter the area due to Islamist militant activity, a senior Foreign Ministry official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2015
SDF holds first evacuation drill by land for Japanese nationals abroad
The Self-Defense Forces have conducted an exercise in Thailand simulating the evacuation of expatriates from a natural disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2014
Niigata nuclear disaster drill finds governor, state at odds over iodine pill distribution
An evacuation drill to prepare for a nuclear disaster has been held in Niigata Prefecture, but central and prefectural government officials remained at odds over when to hand out potassium iodine pills to residents to mitigate the risk of thyroid cancer in such a scenario.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2014
30,000 urged to evacuate as downpours lash northern Kyoto
Heavy rainfall was reported in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture early Friday morning, prompting local governments to issue evacuation advisories to more than 30,000 people, NHK reported Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2014
Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees
To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city's elementary school following last week's deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper.
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2014
Fukuoka floods kill police officer; 102,000 told to evacuate
Record rainfall in Fukuoka Prefecture on Friday triggered an evacuation advisory for about 102,000 residents of Chikushino to avoid mudslides and river flooding that killed a police officer.
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2014
Over 100,000 Fukuoka residents urged to evacuate amid flood threat
An evacuation advisory was issued to more than 100,000 residents of Chikushino in the central part of Fukuoka Prefecture Friday morning, amid heavy rain and a high danger of rivers overflowing, NHK reported Friday.
JAPAN
May 26, 2014
Tepco ordered to pay damages to nuke evacuee
The Kyoto District Court has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay millions of yen in damages to a man who evacuated Fukushima Prefecture due to the March 2011 nuclear disaster, sources close to the matter said on Monday.

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