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An All Nippon Airways plane arrives at Noto Airport in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday morning.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2024
ANA resumes flights to quake-hit Noto Airport
The limited flights are expected to help bring volunteer workers to quake-hit areas to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
The Instant House's pointed roof prevents snow accumulation, while a side slot allows power cables to be pushed inside for lighting and heaters.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jan 27, 2024
Innovative designs contribute to earthquake disaster relief
Smartly designed products can't solve all of the Noto Peninsula's post-quake problems, but they might be able to help.
A security camera near Takojima Elementary School, which is used as an evacuation shelter following the New Year's Day quake, in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2024
Japan to fight crime in quake-hit areas with 1,000 security cameras
The National Police Agency and prefectural police forces plan to install around 1,000 security cameras at locations including evacuation centers.
Lawmakers observe a moment of silence for victims of the New Year's Day quake on Friday at a Lower House plenary session.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2024
Japan's Diet starts 150-day session, with LDP funds scandal in focus
The government's response to the New Year's Day earthquake in central Japan is also likely to be a key item on the agenda.
Noto Tetsudo's Anamizu Station in Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 15. The local railway's services have been fully suspended since a powerful New Year's Day earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2024
Quake-hit railway vows to resume services
Noto Tetsudo is hoping to bring part of its 33.1-kilometer railway back online in February.
Many buildings in the city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, collapsed as a result of the earthquake on Jan. 1.
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2024
Kishida's new aid package aims to help recovery of quake-hit areas
It will offer subsidies to small and medium-sized firms in Ishikawa Prefecture, as well as those in neighboring Niigata, Toyama, and Fukui prefectures.
The streets of disaster-hit Suzu in Ishikawa Prefecture on Wednesday
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2024
Quake-hit Noto and Sea of Japan coast face heavy snowfall
Authorities have warned of possible road closures and the suspension of public transportation due to icy roads and snow.
Omicho Market, "the kitchen of the Kanazawa people," has seen very small numbers of visitors, with some restaurants still closed.
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2024
Cancellations hit tourist-favorite Kanazawa after Noto quake
Tourism industry professionals are calling on tourists to "visit Kanazawa to back up the Noto region."
Toshiya Ikehata (center) helps prepare rice balls at a community kitchen in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 7. Ikehata runs a fine-dining restaurant in the city, which was among the hardest-hit areas in the Noto Peninsula earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Shattered lives, unbroken spirits: Chefs step up to serve Noto communities
Fine-dining chefs rise to the challenge of feeding disaster victims in the hardest-hit areas of Ishikawa Prefecture.
BOJ Gov. Kazuo Ueda enters the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 23, 2024
BOJ stands pat on policy as quake's economic impact remains unclear
Observers are watching for when the BOJ will start exiting negative rates, amid growing expectations it will likely seek normalization this year.
Members of the Self-Defense Forces carry relief goods from a U.S. military helicopter at Noto Airport in Ishikawa Prefecture last week. The airport will resume services for commercial flights on Saturday.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Commercial services to resume at quake-hit Noto Airport on Saturday
During a meeting of the disaster response task force, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government will compile a relief package Thursday.
Monday's winter yellowtail catch at Takojima port in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Fishing resumes at central port damaged by Noto quake
Most of the port's quays, which can also be used by large fishing vessels, were so damaged by the earthquake that boats could not approach.
Classes resume at Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, three weeks after a massive earthquake hit the area. Many seats, however, remained empty as some students have temporarily relocated to Kanazawa.
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2024
Elementary and junior high schools reopen as quake recovery continues
All 20 elementary and junior high schools that closed in the city of Suzu and the town of Noto after the quake have recommenced normal activities.
Takahiro Taya, the 10th-generation representative of lacquerware shop Taya Shikkiten in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, holds a lacquerware bowl discovered from a workshop destroyed by a quake on New Year's Day.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 22, 2024
Wajima-nuri shop resolved to protect craft after quake
When the shop started a crowdfunding campaign, donations — and many encouraging messages — came quickly from all over the country.
Junior high school students board a bus in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, for a mass relocation to Kanazawa on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2024
More students in quake-hit area relocate to continue studies
The temporary relocation of around 140 students from Suzu city and Noto town came after a similar move by students from Wajima in the prefecture last week.
TV screens in Osaka show news of a large earthquake hitting a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings in the affected regions on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
How Japan’s quake information apparatus springs into action
Lessons from 3/11 led to greater urgency in communications and centralization of information, while tech continues to shape the approach.
A clock thrown away at a trash site in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday shows the approximate time that an earthquake hit the area on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
Nanao mayor says Line group chat was essential to relief efforts
The group chat consisting of 300 municipal leaders nationwide allowed Yoshitaka Chatani to directly communicate with other mayors who were eager to help.
Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, was one of the worst-hit areas in the Jan. 1 earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2024
Still no full recovery prospects for mobile networks hit by Noto earthquake
NTT West expressed eagerness to restore services in two to three months in places where damage is light, but it didn't present clear plans for severely hit areas.
Keidanren Chair Masakazu Tokura (center) visits the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo site on Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
Debate grows over whether expo funding should go to Ishikawa recovery
It has been suggested it would be better to postpone, or even cancel, the troubled 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo.
Children make handicrafts on Jan. 15 at a local community center on the island of Notojima, part of the city of Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2024
Mental care needed for quake-affected children in central Japan
"When I'm at home, I end up playing games alone all the time."

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves