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The remains of a shopping district that caught fire in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, due to the New Year's Day earthquake
EDITORIALS
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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.
BUSINESS
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.
JAPAN
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
JAPAN
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.
COMMENTARY / Japan
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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
JAPAN
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.
From left: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk to a flower wreath laying ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima in May during the G7 Summit.
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
World leaders show readiness to support Japan after massive quake
Leaders of several countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada and France, have expressed solidarity with Japan and are ready to offer assistance if needed.
A collapsed building in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday following Monday's earthquake
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
Dozens killed as Japan assesses damage from massive quake
The Monday afternoon quake led to the collapse of multiple buildings, caused landslides and sparked a large-scale fire in a popular tourist area.
The torii gate at Ono-Hiyoshi Shrine in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, collapsed after a powerful earthquake hit the area Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2024
Strong quake prompts tsunami warning for Japan's western coast
Residents were said to be trapped in collapsed buildings following the quake, which measured a 7 on Japan's intensity scale — the highest level.

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