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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.
A man shows a photo of what was described on social media as a suspicious car, saved on his smartphone in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2024
Misinformation spreads in wake of Ishikawa earthquake
The issue of misinformation following the earthquake has also been noted by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
People gather around a heater at an evacuation center in the town of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, following the powerful New Year's Day earthquake that hit the area.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2024
Japan warns of strong quakes over next month as number of missing triples
While the likelihood of another quake occurring with the same magnitude as the one on New Year's Day has decreased, seismic activity continues.
Masaki Sato, who owns an 85-year-old property in the Akasaki district of Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, walks in the district on Saturday after a major earthquake struck the Noto region on New Year's Day.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 8, 2024
Still standing: Unique houses survive quake in Japanese village
Despite a magnitude 7.6 quake only kilometers away, one small fishing village stood strong thanks to decades-old smart architecture.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a meeting at the disaster response headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2024
Japanese government to give preferential treatment to quake victims
The government also plans to designate the earthquake as a disaster of extreme severity to raise its subsidy rate for restoration projects conducted by local governments.
Police inspect an area near the Wajima morning market, where a large fire broke out days earlier, as snow falls Sunday in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2024
Woman rescued five days after quake, as storms complicate relief
The against-all-odds rescue offered brief glimpses of hope, but with at least 128 people dead and 222 reported missing, the job is far from over.
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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.

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