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ISHIKAWA EARTHQUAKE

A person walks amid the snowy wreckage of collapsed homes and power lines in earthquake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
U.S. military to join relief effort in earthquake-hit Noto area
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said that the U.S. military and the SDF would be working “side by side” in the operations.
A doctor and a nurse check on people affected by the New Year's Day quake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 6.
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2024
Doctors and nurses support families at morgues after Noto quake
Teams were sent after the 2016 quakes in Kumamoto Prefecture and a major mudslide in Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2021.
People wear masks at an evacuation center in the town of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 8. The number of people with acute respiratory infectious diseases, which include COVID-19 and influenza, at evacuation centers in the prefecture stood at 142 as of Sunday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2024
COVID and Japan, four years later: Normality, but words of caution
The nation has mostly returned to the pre-pandemic norm, but experts warn against people letting their guard down completely.
The construction of temporary housing units begins in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2024
Japan to use ¥100 billion from reserve funds for quake relief
Last week, the Cabinet agreed to use ¥4.74 billion from reserve funds to help finance relief measures.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with evacuees at a junior high school in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, that is serving as an evacuation shelter, on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2024
86.6% back tougher political funds control laws amid scandal
Some 61.6% of poll respondents were also dissatisfied with Kishida's handling of the aftermath of a magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula on New Year's Day.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center, right) speaks with Shigeru Sakaguchi, mayor of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and volunteers during his visit to an evacuation center in the city on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2024
Kishida makes first visit to Noto Peninsula after quake
Speaking to people at an evacuation center in Wajima, Kishida encouraged them to keep their hearts strong amid the difficult situation.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting of the government's response team to the New Year's Day earthquake that hit Ishikawa Prefecture, in Tokyo on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2024
Kishida to visit quake-affected areas Sunday to assess damage
The prime minister will assess the damage firsthand, the government said, and exchange views with local government officials.
Construction work is carried out Thursday to restore roads severely damaged by a major quake in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2024
Building of temporary housing begins for central Japan quake victims
The Ishikawa Prefectural Government is building 115 makeshift houses across four locations in Wajima and Suzu, and aims to have them completed in a month.
Meiji's canned liquid baby formula is in high demand following the New Year's Day quake that hit central Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2024
Meiji to boost liquid baby formula production after quake
The company has received more than twice the usual number of orders for such products so far this month.
A member of the Self-Defense Forces leads residents from Fukamimachi, a village isolated by the Jan. 1 earthquake, to safety in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Ishikawa earthquake response sees growing opposition scrutiny
Criticisms of the number of SDF personnel deployed to the area and level of financial support for evacuees have grown louder among opposition parties.
Residents walk amid collapsed houses in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday. The government is putting priority on improving the living conditions of victims and addressing their health needs.
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2024
Japan designates Ishikawa quake a 'disaster of extreme severity'
The government aims to boost its financial support for local authorities to implement measures such as the speedy reconstruction of roads and farmland.
According to Hokuriku Electric Power, the quake measured an upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale at the basement of the No. 1 reactor building of its Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 11, 2024
Japan's NRA orders probe on quake damage at Shika nuclear power plant
Data from its operator, Hokuriku Electric Power, showed that ground movements at the reactors were stronger than expected for the facilities.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with children at a spring festival gathering of children and students at the Mangyongdae Student Youth Palace in Pyongyang on Jan. 1
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2024
Kim's quake message to Japan sparks hope for dialogue
The North Korean leader's message in response to the magnitude 7.6 quake that rocked Sea of Japan coastal areas came as a "surprise," an official said.
Police gather for a large-scale search at the Wajima Morning Market, which was destroyed by fire following the New Year's Day earthquake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2024
Plummeting temperatures plague Ishikawa quake relief effort
The death toll in the prefecture has risen to 206, nine days after a massive temblor rocked the Noto Peninsula area.
Shu Kokaji (center) speaks with fellow volunteers on Saturday at Sunlife Plaza, an evacuation center in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture. At the facility, he aims to bring people joy in some aspects of evacuee life.
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2024
Noto quake: 'In times of crisis, all we have is each other'
A team from Iwate Prefecture is just one of many grassroots campaigns mobilizing to support quake victims.
A port in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday. The seafloor was uplifted due to the Jan. 1 earthquake.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 10, 2024
Ishikawa quake triggered by faults that were dormant for 4,000 years
Through ground uplift, the total land area of the Noto Peninsula has expanded by 4.4 square kilometers.
Fire hoses remain intact on Sunday in front of a collapsed structure near the site of a massive blaze in a central market in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2024
Photo essay: Inside the Ishikawa earthquake disaster zone
Over the three-day weekend, a team from The Japan Times reported from the hard-hit Noto Peninsula, witnessing a massive relief effort and speaking to evacuees.
Self-Defense Force personnel taking part in the earthquake-relief efforts help residents in an isolated village in Ishikawa Prefecture on Saturday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 9, 2024
The U.S. role in Japan's domestic disaster relief
The U.S. pledge for support offers another example of how the U.S.-Japan alliance contributes to Japan's domestic disaster relief.
Police conduct a large-scale search at the Wajima Morning Market, which was destroyed by fire following the New Year's Day earthquake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2024
Japan quake death toll tops 200 as police comb burned-down market
Police searched a market devastated by fire in Ishikawa Prefecture following the massive Jan. 1 earthquake, as the number of missing fell from 323 to 102.
Children play a board game at an elementary school that is being used as an evacuation center in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, as schools in the city remained closed on the first day of a new term.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2024
In quake-hit Ishikawa, many schools closed at the start of new term
Only about 70% of schools in the prefecture could start the new term as scheduled.

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