Tag - ishikawa-earthquake



Toyota will restart its domestic vehicle production from Monday, although some suppliers have suffered from disruption caused by a recent powerful earthquake that struck central Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 7, 2024
Toyota to restart domestic production Monday after quake
Toyota said that due to many suppliers and affiliates suffering damage in the quake, it will use parts held in stock outside affected areas.
The owner of a seafood shop in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, provides meals on Wednesday for residents affected by the massive earthquake that hit the region on New Year's Day.
Jan 6, 2024
Nationwide donation effort for earthquake-hit Ishikawa gains steam
From charities and companies to individuals, efforts to help people in areas devastated by the magnitude 7.6 earthquake are proliferating across the country.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an event with students to celebrate the new year in Pyongyang in this undated picture released Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2024
North Korea's Kim sends rare sympathy message to Japan over Ishikawa quake
The rare communication between the two countries’ leaders delivered Friday is believed to be Kim's first direct message to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Rescuers search for missing victims at a landslide site in the Kawashima district in the city of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday after a major earthquake struck the Noto region on New Year's Day.
Jan 6, 2024
Ishikawa quake estimated to cost insurers $6.4 billion, report says
The government is considering designating the powerful earthquake as a disaster of extreme severity, raising subsidy rate for restoration projects.
The remains of a shopping district that caught fire in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, due to the New Year's Day earthquake
Jan 5, 2024
Japan ushers in a bruising beginning for 2024
Japan has learned from past disasters and mistakes and must continue to do so.
A member of the Air Self-Defense Force searches for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Friday.
Jan 5, 2024
Rescue operations in quake-hit Ishikawa brace for bad weather
Poor weather conditions have already hindered efforts to find those still buried under collapsed buildings.
A damaged vehicle under a collapsed house following an earthquake in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday. Speculation that the Bank of Japan might shift its policy this month is receding, as the central bank has to assess the adverse impact from the Noto Peninsula disaster on the economy.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 5, 2024
Yen falls as earthquake raises bar for BOJ to end negative rates
While speculation about a January tweak is receding, many still expect an end to negative rates in April, or later in 2024.
A man walks past a collapsed house in Anamizu Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday, after an earthquake struck the Noto region of the prefecture on New Year's Day.
Jan 5, 2024
U.S. to provide Japan quake support including through military
Logistical support from the U.S. military as well as food and other supplies are being readied.
Tomoyoshi Taniguchi (left), Ryuko Neya (center) and Taiko Minami with pets at the Misogichiku Community Center in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture. Pet owners were told they could not enter the shelter room and had to stay in hallways and the entrance hall.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 4, 2024
In Ishikawa, shelter for people but not four-legged friends
One pet owner's experience in quake-hit Ishikawa highlights the many challenges facing such people in times of disaster, and is a recurring issue.
A damaged sake store in the town of Himi, Toyama Prefecture, following a major earthquake on Monday
JAPAN / First person
Jan 4, 2024
How Japan's violent New Year's quake felt in Toyama
What it feels like to be near a quake that shifts a house left and right, forward and backward.
A man makes his way along Asaichi-dori street, which witnessed a fire following an earthquake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday.
Jan 4, 2024
As Wajima digs out from quake, hopes fade for tourism recovery
The city, renowned for its fisheries, lacquerware and markets — faces a long road to recovery after the Jan. 1 quake.
A man inspects what remains of his liquor shop which was burnt down by a fire, in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday.
Jan 4, 2024
Death toll rises in Ishikawa as rescue effort continues amid poor weather
Rain and snow might lead to landslides where the ground is loose as a result of continuing quakes.
Evacuees rest at a shelter in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture
Jan 3, 2024
In pictures: Rescue efforts continue three days after Ishikawa earthquake
Scenes from Day 3 after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of the scenic Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year's Day.
Firefighters inspect earthquake-damaged houses in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday.
Jan 3, 2024
Heed the warning of Japan’s New Year's Day earthquake
That so few deaths happened in Japan's Noto region, even in areas with the most severe shaking, isn’t down to luck.
Water bottles being prepared for delivery from Nanao city hall, Ishikawa Prefecture, where a major quake hit, on Wednesday.
Jan 3, 2024
Japanese firms rush to send supplies to areas devastated by quake
Various companies nationwide are preparing to provide food, water and other relief supplies to Ishikawa Prefecture and surrounding areas.
Firefighters inspect collapsed wooden houses in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday, a day after a major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Noto region in the prefecture.
Jan 3, 2024
Ishikawa quake rescue efforts ramp up as crucial time window narrows
Over 33,000 people are staying in evacuation centers with limited access to electricity and water.
A tsunami is seen hitting the city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 3, 2024
Misinformation on Japan quake spreading on social media, government warns
Some posts have attributed the cause of the quake to the use of an "earthquake weapon" and called the seismic event an "artificial earthquake."
A road in the town of Uchinada, north of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is seen liquefied and uplifted by Monday's earthquake.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 3, 2024
Reverse fault may be responsible for Japan quake, experts say
The panel said it believes the quake was caused by a reverse fault, when the upper hanging wall of a fault is displaced upward away from the footwall.
An aerial view shows fire after the earthquake in a residential area of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
Jan 3, 2024
In pictures: The aftermath of the New Year's Day quake in Japan
Scenes of the aftermath of an earthquake, registered at the highest level on Japan’s intensity scale, that struck a coastal area as the nation was marking New Year’s Day.
The Shika nuclear power in Ishikawa Prefecture
Jan 2, 2024
Japan's nuclear power plants largely undamaged following quake
While the plants escaped serious damage, the tremor could once again spark public concern about the safety of nuclear energy.


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