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QUAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2022
For residents of northeastern Japan, a painful reminder of a mega-quake
For many Tohoku residents, the scramble to evacuate to higher ground following Wednesday's magnitude 7.4 earthquake was all too familiar.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jul 23, 2019
Capturing Haruki Murakami's 'eccentric atmosphere'
"As a university student, I never even imagined that I could be an actor. Because, to me, they only existed on screen," says Yuki Furukawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2018
After quake, Hokkaido tourist sites promote safety of winter events
Tourist sites in Hokkaido are coming up with creative solutions to bring foreign visitors back to their events this winter — the busiest season of the year — while also promoting safety.
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2018
Restart of quake-hit Hokkaido thermal power plant delayed until Wednesday
Hokkaido Electric Power Co. has postponed the restart of a major thermal power plant — initially scheduled for Tuesday — to Wednesday, the utility said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2018
Takatsuki to remove all concrete walls 1.2 meters tall or higher following school girl's death in Osaka quake
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2018
Osaka takes stock a week after violent rush-hour quake
Hundreds of Osaka residents were living in shelters Monday as the city and prefecture began to take account of the damage from last week's violent rush-hour earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2018
Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls
The death on Monday of a 9-year-old girl in Osaka Prefecture highlights the potential dangers of violating building codes and of concrete-block walls, which can turn lethal when major earthquakes strike.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
28% of municipal government buildings still at risk from earthquakes: survey
Nearly 30 percent of the nation's municipalities had not completed seismic reinforcement work on their main buildings as of the end of 2017, a survey by the internal affairs ministry shows.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2017
Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Fukushima, felt in eastern Japan but no tsunami threats
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.6 struck Fukushima Prefecture and surrounding areas on Thursday morning but posed no tsunami threats, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2017
Red Cross to adopt first official charter for volunteers using lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies plans to adopt a charter to guarantee the rights of volunteers and establish mission guidelines as demand for their services grow globally, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2017
Kobe remembers Great Hanshin Earthquake 22 years on
The city of Kobe and surrounding areas on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people 22 years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Jun 15, 2015
Quake-proofing efforts lag at Fukushima schools
Education ministry data released earlier this month showed that only 84.9 percent of public elementary and junior high school buildings in Fukushima Prefecture had been quake-proofed as of April 1, 10.7 points below the national average.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2015
Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble
Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2015
Earthquake early warning system begins testing in Pacific Northwest
Testing began on Tuesday on the first early warning system to predict earthquakes before they rattle Oregon and Washington, with a group of businesses and hospitals trying out the tool before it is made available to the public, scientists said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2015
SDF holds first evacuation drill by land for Japanese nationals abroad
The Self-Defense Forces have conducted an exercise in Thailand simulating the evacuation of expatriates from a natural disaster.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 7, 2014
'Terakoya' let Tohoku kids study in peace
To help children in Tohoku who lost studying space because of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyushu-based nonprofit organization is holding free after-school classes at temporary housing complexes in Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2014
Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day
An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region.
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2014
Moderate quake jolts parts of Kyoto, Osaka
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 shook parts of Kyoto and Osaka prefectures early Wednesday morning.
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2014
Abe government backs beefed-up quake preparedness goals
The Abe administration has decided on a set of goals to boost preparedness for major earthquakes and other disasters, including increasing the number of quake-resistant homes and firefighting units tasked with providing emergency relief.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2014
Additional source for 2011 tsunami identified
For the last few years, a group of international scientists has been reassessing the cause of the March 2011 tsunami that inundated the Tohoku coastline.

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