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NOTO PENINSULA

Takuya Usami, the curator at Mantenboshi, a stargazing observatory in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, said that a survey by the Environment Ministry had ranked the Noto region as among the best places in Japan for stargazing.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 29, 2024
Stargazing observatory in quake-hit Noto looks forward to reopening
“I want to show everyone little by little the beauty of the starry sky, one of Noto’s attractions," a curator at the observatory said.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida offers prayers at a site destroyed by fire in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2024
Japan to extend extra ¥100 billion for Ishikawa quake relief
Those newly eligible for relief payments include households whose homes were partially or totally destroyed and who are having difficulty borrowing funds.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shakes hands with victims of the Noto Peninsula earthquake in the town of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Kishida pledges to expand aid to Noto quake areas
The prime minister apparently intends to reflect firsthand opinions in the government's restoration and reconstruction support measures.
A man pours water into a plastic tank at an evacuation shelter in the city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 1.
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2024
Noto quake highlights aging water systems in depopulating areas
Nearly 22,000 homes in Ishikawa Prefecture are still without water, and the shortage has sparked debate on how to maintain services in depopulating areas.
An elderly care facility run by Choujukai in Suma, Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2024
Elderly care facilities in Noto face labor shortages after quake
The quake prompted closures and downsizing efforts, impacting both staff and residents.
Volunteers carry disaster waste out of houses damaged by the New Year's Day quake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 10.
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2024
Temporary hotel for quake volunteers to be set up at Noto Airport
A capsule hotel with 82 rooms, capable of accommodating up to 134 people, will be erected near the airport terminal facilities.
An Ishikawa prefectural official gives information on new places to stay for earthquake evacuees lodging at hotels and inns during a meeting in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Feb. 7.
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2024
Departure deadline approaching for Noto quake evacuees in hotels
The extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen on March 16 is expected to lead to a surge in bookings in hotels that have acted as secondary evacuation sites.
The dekayama float ritual of the Seihaku Festival is held in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, in May 2019.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2024
UNESCO-listed float festival to be skipped in wake of Noto quake
The ritual in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, is believed to date back to 1473.
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.
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.
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 / OUR PLANET
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Volunteers work at the site of a soy sauce-maker in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday.
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 31, 2024
Quake-hit Noto faces a long road to recovery. Here's how you can help.
After initially asking people to refrain from coming as volunteers, municipalities in Ishikawa are now open to outside help.
Noboru Ito (left) uses well water for a makeshift shower at his Real Hair Cutting You beauty salon in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 24.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 30, 2024
Businesses in quake-hit Japanese city tap well water to reopen
Their return to operations helps restore a sense of normalcy among residents.

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