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Noto Airport in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture
Apr 14, 2024
Japan to revise guidelines for airport operators in times of disaster
The BCP revisions come on the heels of the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on Jan. 1.
A staff member attends to a dog at a day care center for pets operated by Peace Winds Japan in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Apr 11, 2024
Nonprofit group provides vital pet care in quake-hit Ishikawa
Peace Winds Japan, based in Hiroshima, has been assisting with pet care in disaster-hit areas since the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
The pair of Wajima-nuri wooden coffee cups presented to U.S. President Joe Biden from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Apr 11, 2024
Kishida presents Noto's Wajima-nuri lacquerware to Biden
The Japanese and U.S. first ladies also exchanged gifts.
Koki Nagata (right) offers a Buddhist altar to a Noto Peninsula earthquake evacuee in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, on March 29.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2024
Kumamoto shop owner gives away free Buddhist altars to Noto quake victims
“I hope it will be a source of comfort for those who lost their loved ones and homes," said shop owner Koki Nagata.
The Noto Tetsudo railway resumed operations on Saturday. The railway stretches over 33.1 kilometers, connecting Nanao and Anamizu stations.
Apr 6, 2024
Quake-hit railway in Noto fully reopens after three months
The first train of the day departed from Anamizu Station adorned with a sticker that read: "Ganbaro Noto" (Let's go Noto).
Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
CULTURE / Art / Longform
Apr 6, 2024
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?
Japan has a unique movement of public art projects and festivals that are a slog to get to — by design. A writer examines the country's “inconvenient art."
As they prepare lunch boxes, volunteer residents discuss anything from local supermarket offerings to life in the evacuation sites.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 5, 2024
Making lunch boxes for quake victims brings Noto community together
A spirit of camaraderie pervades among volunteer residents as they put together homemade delicacies for neighbors and fellow volunteers.
Cardboard beds at an evacuation center in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 31. Because evacuation shelters are operated by municipalities, the quality of disaster relief varies depending on the strength of each local government, one expert points out.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2024
Over 8,000 still in evacuation centers three months after Noto quake
The patchy progress of Japan's decentralized disaster relief shows that lessons from past disasters have not been learned, experts say.
Residents take refuge at an evacuation center in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Mar 31, 2024
Noto quake indirect death status sought for over 40 victims
In previous natural disasters, many victims recognized as disaster-linked deaths died within three months of such events.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako speak to evacuees at an evacuation shelter in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 23, 2024
Imperial couple visits quake-hit Noto Peninsula
During their day trip, the imperial couple inspected afflicted areas in the prefecture's Noto Peninsula and met evacuees at a shelter.
Artisan Suzanne Ross says Japanese lacquerware is a "treasure that belongs to the world."
JAPAN / Society
Mar 20, 2024
Wajima artisan’s livelihood, four decades in the making, upended by disaster
Lacquerware artist Suzanne Ross' life was upended by a massive earthquake. Now, she's determined to keep her craft alive.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will visit Ishikawa Prefecture on Friday to meet people affected by the New Year's Day earthquake.
Mar 19, 2024
Emperor and Empress to visit quake-hit Noto Peninsula
The visit will mark the imperial couple's second visit to a disaster-hit area since the Emperor's enthronement in 2019.
The outdoor version of an "instant house," developed and set up by architect Keisuke Kitagawa in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture
Mar 19, 2024
'Instant Houses' used widely in Noto quake-hit areas
The structure, which can be erected in an hour, is 4 meters tall with a floor area of 20 square meters.
Children play around the giant Squid King statue in the town of Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 27.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 13, 2024
Noto symbol 'Squid King' stands resolute amid quake devastation
Once criticized as "wasteful," the statue's steadfast presence has become a source of solace for local residents as they strive toward recovery.
Boxes of clothes at an evacuation center in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday. Disasters have highlighted issues regarding the inadequate supply of essentials for women and children as well as the necessity for privacy in evacuation centers.
Mar 13, 2024
Gender gap persists in Japan's disaster response
Many local governments' disaster response frameworks still do not incorporate the perspectives of women.
Snow falls in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 1. A number of people died from hypothermia and other causes related to cold weather in the city after the Jan. 1 Noto Peninsula earthquake.
Mar 7, 2024
Cold-related deaths after Noto quake spark hypothermia awareness campaign
The condition occurs when the body loses more heat than it generates
Elementary school pupils hold baseball gloves donated by Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani at Monzen East Elementary School in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
Mar 5, 2024
Gloves donated by Ohtani arrive at quake-hit schools
The star is donating baseball gloves to every elementary school in Japan.
An anti-seismic reinforced building at the Keiju Medical Center in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, suffered broken pipes and water leakage following a New Year's Day earthquake.
JAPAN / Society / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 4, 2024
Hospitals in Japan slow to adopt seismic isolation in their buildings
Facilities severely hit by the New Year's Day quake have not been able to resume surgeries and other medical services.
The figures on the potential loss of 28 nurses, or 21% of the total, emerged in Wajima Municipal Hospital's workforce planning for fiscal 2024.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2024
Fifth of quake-hit Japan area hospital's nurses may quit amid crisis
Hospital officials said that even before the quake, the area struggled to recruit staff amid an aging population.
Evacuees inside a gymnasium at a junior high school in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday
JAPAN / Society
Mar 1, 2024
Two months on from Noto quake, 11,400 evacuees still in shelters
As of Thursday, the quake had resulted in the deaths of 241 people, 15 of whom died of indirect causes.


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