Self-Defense Force member dies in relief mission
A member of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force has died after being hospitalized due to poor health during a relief mission in the area affected by the March 11th disaster.
The Defense Ministry says a sergeant major in his 50s died on Friday. He was in the Ground Self-Defense Force's Second Artillery Regiment, based in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.....
Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
Tsunami washed away 23 JR stations
Tsunami washed away at least 23 railway stations in the Tohoku region following the earthquake that hit the country's northeast on March 11, East Japan Railway Co. has announced.....
(Apr. 2, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110401004996.htm
Massive search continues in northeastern Japan
Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the US military are continuing a massive search for missing people following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. More than 16,000 remain missing.
25,000 troops from the 2 countries began the search on Saturday, the second day of the 3-day operation.
Saturday, April 02, 2011 12:20 +0900 (JST)
Parts shortage forces Nissan, Ford to close plants
Nissan and Ford have announced that the two companies will close their plants in the United States for about one week this month due to supply disruptions stemming from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Nissan says it will shut down its 2 plants in Tennessee and another in Mississippi for about one week between April 8th and April 21st because of expected disruptions in components supply from Japan.....
Saturday, April 02, 2011 14:08 +0900 (JST)
Kan visits nuclear disaster area
Prime Minister Naoto Kan has offered the government's full support to survivors of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.
Kan flew by helicopter to Rikuzen-takata City in disaster-ravaged Iwate Prefecture on Saturday morning.
The prime minister was briefed by Mayor Futoshi Toba on the local situation after the disaster......
Saturday, April 02, 2011 15:42 +0900 (JST)
Reserchers:Seabed surge caused higher tsunami
Japanese researchers say the March 11th tsunami may have been amplified by a massive lifting of the seabed within the focus zone of the quake.
The researchers analyzed tsunami data from along the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan and from farther out in the ocean.
The data shows the tsunami was generated from the seabed over an area stretching some 450 kilometers north and south.......
Saturday, April 02, 2011 19:09 +0900 (JST)
Second day of Japan-US search mission
Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the US military continue a large-scale operation to find those still missing in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
The 3-day joint search began on Friday. It covers the Pacific coastal areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.
Authorities say 53 bodies had been recovered as of 3 PM on Saturday......
Saturday, April 02, 2011 21:12 +0900 (JST)
French ecology minister visits disaster-hit Sendai
The French ecology minister has pledged emergency assistance to help restore farmland in northeastern Japan that was devastated by last month's earthquake and tsunami.....
Saturday, April 02, 2011 21:29 +0900 (JST)
2 women died....
During the Japanese Earthquake near Sendai on March 11, 2011, the roof of this building collapsed in Kudanshita (Tokyo) while a college graduation ceremony was going on. This is a amateur reporter's video capturing the rescue efforts, property of CNN. Original upload: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-570388
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