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NOTO PENINSULA

A person walks amid the snowy wreckage of collapsed homes and power lines in earthquake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
U.S. military to join relief effort in earthquake-hit Noto area
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said that the U.S. military and the SDF would be working “side by side” in the operations.
A doctor and a nurse check on people affected by the New Year's Day quake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 6.
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2024
Doctors and nurses support families at morgues after Noto quake
Teams were sent after the 2016 quakes in Kumamoto Prefecture and a major mudslide in Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2021.
People wear masks at an evacuation center in the town of Anamizu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 8. The number of people with acute respiratory infectious diseases, which include COVID-19 and influenza, at evacuation centers in the prefecture stood at 142 as of Sunday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2024
COVID and Japan, four years later: Normality, but words of caution
The nation has mostly returned to the pre-pandemic norm, but experts warn against people letting their guard down completely.
The construction of temporary housing units begins in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2024
Japan to use ¥100 billion from reserve funds for quake relief
Last week, the Cabinet agreed to use ¥4.74 billion from reserve funds to help finance relief measures.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center, right) speaks with Shigeru Sakaguchi, mayor of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and volunteers during his visit to an evacuation center in the city on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2024
Kishida makes first visit to Noto Peninsula after quake
Speaking to people at an evacuation center in Wajima, Kishida encouraged them to keep their hearts strong amid the difficult situation.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting of the government's response team to the New Year's Day earthquake that hit Ishikawa Prefecture, in Tokyo on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2024
Kishida to visit quake-affected areas Sunday to assess damage
The prime minister will assess the damage firsthand, the government said, and exchange views with local government officials.
Construction work is carried out Thursday to restore roads severely damaged by a major quake in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2024
Building of temporary housing begins for central Japan quake victims
The Ishikawa Prefectural Government is building 115 makeshift houses across four locations in Wajima and Suzu, and aims to have them completed in a month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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