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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.
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
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.
A heavily damaged sake brewery in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan, 12. The prefectural federation of sake brewers associations has made clear that this year's shipments are all but doomed for brewers in quake-hit areas.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 4, 2024
Quake leaves deep scars on famed Noto sake brewers
All the 11 main sake brewers in the northern part of the area have been forced to suspend their operations for at least a year.
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 Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Noto quake exceeded projections of nuclear plant operator
The quake caused a transformer for the No. 1 reactor and another for the No. 2 reactor to stop functioning due to issues that included oil leakage.
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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a Lower House plenary session in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2024
Kishida faces heat from all sides over political funds scandal
The prime minister finds himself in hot water not only with the main opposition party, but also with his own ruling party.
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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a policy speech during a plenary session of the Lower House in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
Kishida comes full circle in policy speech with emphasis on 'power'
Amid low approval ratings and soul-searching for the ruling party, the prime minister made "power" a key theme in his policy speech.
Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki gives a policy speech on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 30, 2024
Japan's finance chief calls for early budget passage following quake
Japan is "at a historic turning point" in achieving sustainable growth, Shunichi Suzuki told parliament.
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.
Silver coins worth ¥1,000 minted to commemorate the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka, at the Japan Mint in the city of Osaka in August 2023
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2024
Osaka Expo to go ahead as scheduled despite Noto quake, government says
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi said she had urged Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to push back the event to prioritize reconstruction.

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