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ISHIKAWA_EARTHQUAKE

A historical marketplace in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, burned down due to a major fire that occurred following a quake on New Year's Day.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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.
Kotaro on Sunday, found more than a month after going missing following a New Year's Day earthquake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
Missing cat reunited with owner over one month after Noto quake
"I thought I'd never see him again. I can't believe it," said Eriko Matsuda, the cat's owner.
Disaster waste from a New Year's Day quake on the Noto Peninsula is carried into a temporary storage site in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 15.
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2024
2.44 million tons of waste likely generated by Noto quake
The volume of disaster waste is equivalent to that of ordinary waste generated in the prefecture over seven years.
A team of volunteers from the Non-Resident Nepali Association in Japan serves curry to evacuees in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 13.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 6, 2024
Support helps lift spirits of foreign residents in quake-hit areas
Ishikawa Prefecture is home to around 16,500 foreign residents, and multilingual hotlines were set up shortly after the quake to provide vital information.
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.

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