Tag - ishikawa-earthquake



An Upper House budget committee session for questions and answers on the fiscal 2024 draft budget held Wednesday
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 6, 2024
Japan's huge draft budget raises questions over fiscal accountability
The government allocates reserves and determines their use at Cabinet meetings, requiring only retroactive approval by parliament.
Elementary school pupils hold baseball gloves donated by Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani at Monzen East Elementary School in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
Mar 5, 2024
Gloves donated by Ohtani arrive at quake-hit schools
The star is donating baseball gloves to every elementary school in Japan.
An anti-seismic reinforced building at the Keiju Medical Center in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, suffered broken pipes and water leakage following a New Year's Day earthquake.
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 4, 2024
Hospitals in Japan slow to adopt seismic isolation in their buildings
Facilities severely hit by the New Year's Day quake have not been able to resume surgeries and other medical services.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other lawmakers bow after the Lower House passed the fiscal 2024 draft budget on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
After lengthy delay, Japan's Lower House passes fiscal 2024 budget
The Lower House cleared the bill after deliberations in which the opposition grilled the prime minister over the party's ongoing political funds scandal.
The figures on the potential loss of 28 nurses, or 21% of the total, emerged in Wajima Municipal Hospital's workforce planning for fiscal 2024.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2024
Fifth of quake-hit Japan area hospital's nurses may quit amid crisis
Hospital officials said that even before the quake, the area struggled to recruit staff amid an aging population.
Evacuees inside a gymnasium at a junior high school in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday
JAPAN / Society
Mar 1, 2024
Two months on from Noto quake, 11,400 evacuees still in shelters
As of Thursday, the quake had resulted in the deaths of 241 people, 15 of whom died of indirect causes.
Takuya Usami, the curator at Mantenboshi, a stargazing observatory in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, said that a survey by the Environment Ministry had ranked the Noto region as among the best places in Japan for stargazing.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 29, 2024
Stargazing observatory in quake-hit Noto looks forward to reopening
“I want to show everyone little by little the beauty of the starry sky, one of Noto’s attractions," a curator at the observatory said.
Indonesian trainees study Japanese at a dormitory in the town of Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 14.
Feb 26, 2024
Only 45 quake-hit foreign trainees in Japan allowed to do other jobs
In the prefecture, around 670 foreign technical interns reside in six municipalities severely impacted by the disaster.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida offers prayers at a site destroyed by fire in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
Feb 25, 2024
Japan to extend extra ¥100 billion for Ishikawa quake relief
Those newly eligible for relief payments include households whose homes were partially or totally destroyed and who are having difficulty borrowing funds.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shakes hands with victims of the Noto Peninsula earthquake in the town of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Kishida pledges to expand aid to Noto quake areas
The prime minister apparently intends to reflect firsthand opinions in the government's restoration and reconstruction support measures.
Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change / Longform
Feb 24, 2024
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves
Rural communities are considering collective relocation as a means to deal with worsening climate disasters.
A man pours water into a plastic tank at an evacuation shelter in the city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 1.
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2024
Noto quake highlights aging water systems in depopulating areas
Nearly 22,000 homes in Ishikawa Prefecture are still without water, and the shortage has sparked debate on how to maintain services in depopulating areas.
An elderly care facility run by Choujukai in Suma, Ishikawa Prefecture
Feb 22, 2024
Elderly care facilities in Noto face labor shortages after quake
The quake prompted closures and downsizing efforts, impacting both staff and residents.
Volunteers carry disaster waste out of houses damaged by the New Year's Day quake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 10.
Feb 21, 2024
Temporary hotel for quake volunteers to be set up at Noto Airport
A capsule hotel with 82 rooms, capable of accommodating up to 134 people, will be erected near the airport terminal facilities.
An Ishikawa prefectural official gives information on new places to stay for earthquake evacuees lodging at hotels and inns during a meeting in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 7.
Feb 20, 2024
Departure deadline approaching for Noto quake evacuees in hotels
The extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen on March 16 is expected to lead to a surge in bookings in hotels that have acted as secondary evacuation sites.
A road in Uchinada, Ishikawa Prefecture, is impassable as a result of what appears to be liquefaction on Feb. 4.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2024
Quake-induced liquefaction hampers Noto reconstruction
Houses are tilted or buried halfway underground, while roads have caved in or risen up — all because of the liquefaction.
The dekayama float ritual of the Seihaku Festival is held in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, in May 2019.
Feb 16, 2024
UNESCO-listed float festival to be skipped in wake of Noto quake
The ritual in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, is believed to date back to 1473.
A historical marketplace in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, burned down due to a major fire that occurred following a quake on New Year's Day.
Feb 16, 2024
Electric wire damage possibly behind fire following Noto quake
The blaze in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, gutted an area of about 49,000 square meters.
Outfielder Yutaro Sugimoto (center, right) and other members of the Buffaloes move through a huge crowd of fans in Miyazaki on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 14, 2024
Buffaloes drawing record camp crowd amid recent run of success
The Pacific League club is also holding joint fundraising activities with the Zweigen Kanazawa soccer club to support quake-hit Ishikawa.
Volunteer workers carry water-damaged tatami mats from an accommodation facility in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
Feb 11, 2024
Logistics challenges hinder volunteering in quake-hit central Japan
While approximately 23,000 people have registered to volunteer in Ishikawa Prefecture, only around 250 are currently permitted to help.


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