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NOTO PENINSULA

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.
An All Nippon Airways plane arrives at Noto Airport in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Saturday morning.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2024
ANA resumes flights to quake-hit Noto Airport
The limited flights are expected to help bring volunteer workers to quake-hit areas to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
The Instant House's pointed roof prevents snow accumulation, while a side slot allows power cables to be pushed inside for lighting and heaters.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jan 27, 2024
Innovative designs contribute to earthquake disaster relief
Smartly designed products can't solve all of the Noto Peninsula's post-quake problems, but they might be able to help.
Toshiya Ikehata (center) helps prepare rice balls at a community kitchen in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 7. Ikehata runs a fine-dining restaurant in the city, which was among the hardest-hit areas in the Noto Peninsula earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Shattered lives, unbroken spirits: Chefs step up to serve Noto communities
Fine-dining chefs rise to the challenge of feeding disaster victims in the hardest-hit areas of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Members of the Self-Defense Forces carry relief goods from a U.S. military helicopter at Noto Airport in Ishikawa Prefecture last week. The airport will resume services for commercial flights on Saturday.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Commercial services to resume at quake-hit Noto Airport on Saturday
During a meeting of the disaster response task force, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government will compile a relief package Thursday.
Monday's winter yellowtail catch at Takojima port in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2024
Fishing resumes at central port damaged by Noto quake
Most of the port's quays, which can also be used by large fishing vessels, were so damaged by the earthquake that boats could not approach.
Classes resume at Midorigaoka Junior High School in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, three weeks after a massive earthquake hit the area. Many seats, however, remained empty as some students have temporarily relocated to Kanazawa.
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2024
Elementary and junior high schools reopen as quake recovery continues
All 20 elementary and junior high schools that closed in the city of Suzu and the town of Noto after the quake have recommenced normal activities.
Takahiro Taya, the 10th-generation representative of lacquerware shop Taya Shikkiten in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, holds a lacquerware bowl discovered from a workshop destroyed by a quake on New Year's Day.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 22, 2024
Wajima-nuri shop resolved to protect craft after quake
When the shop started a crowdfunding campaign, donations — and many encouraging messages — came quickly from all over the country.
Junior high school students board a bus in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, for a mass relocation to Kanazawa on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2024
More students in quake-hit area relocate to continue studies
The temporary relocation of around 140 students from Suzu city and Noto town came after a similar move by students from Wajima in the prefecture last week.
TV screens in Osaka show news of a large earthquake hitting a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings in the affected regions on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
How Japan’s quake information apparatus springs into action
Lessons from 3/11 led to greater urgency in communications and centralization of information, while tech continues to shape the approach.
Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, was one of the worst-hit areas in the Jan. 1 earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2024
Still no full recovery prospects for mobile networks hit by Noto earthquake
NTT West expressed eagerness to restore services in two to three months in places where damage is light, but it didn't present clear plans for severely hit areas.
Children make handicrafts on Jan. 15 at a local community center on the island of Notojima, part of the city of Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2024
Mental care needed for quake-affected children in central Japan
"When I'm at home, I end up playing games alone all the time."
Cars drive past a damaged road, in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
PODCAST / deep dive
Jan 18, 2024
Japan rings in 2024 with an unwelcome disaster
Join us for the first episode of 2024 as we recap the massive New Year’s Day earthquake and its impact on the people of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Snow falls on collapsed buildings in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 7, as the area began to look toward recovery from the massive earthquake that struck on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Jan 17, 2024
'Noto is kind, right down to its soil': A community's long road to recovery
Volunteers are coming together to help each other in the wake of disaster. However, eventually isolated rural villages will need rethinking.
A junior high school student says goodbye to her parents in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday before being transported to Hakusan where she and a few hundred other peers from the quake-hit city will continue their studies.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 17, 2024
Quake chaos forces Wajima kids to leave families to continue studies
They will stay at prefectural lodgings in the southern Ishikawa city of Hakusan, some 100 kilometers away, for up to two months.
Residents receive water in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Japan struggling to make water pipes quake-proof
In Ishikawa Prefecture, where a massive quake struck on New Year's Day, over 50,000 homes are still without water.
Collapsed houses in Misaki in the city of Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 11 following an earthquake and tsunami on New Year's Day
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Evacuation drills paid off in tsunami-hit Noto area in Japan
As soon as the temblor struck, residents prepared themselves for a tsunami wave. "It wasn't a miracle. The drills paid off," one resident said.
Ryotaro Nakashima, the eighth-generation owner and tōji master brewer of Nakashima Shuzoten in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, speaks on Friday about how his brewery was devastated by the New Year's Day earthquake.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 17, 2024
Future unclear for 150-year-old sake brewery after Noto earthquake
After key facilities were badly damaged in the quake, eighth-generation owner and tōji master brewer Ryotaro Nakashima is struggling to see a way ahead.
Houses damaged by the New Year's Day quake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Measures set out to keep foreign trainees in work in quake-hit areas
The special measure was introduced after a deadly temblor rocked the Noto Peninsula and its vicinity in central Japan on New Year's Day.
People light candles and offer prayers during an event at a park in Kobe on Wednesday, the 29th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Kobe stands with Noto area on 29th anniversary of Hanshin quake
Locals said their thoughts were with the people affected by the deadly quake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year's Day.

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