Over 27,000 confirmed dead or missing
More than 27,000 people have been confirmed dead or missing in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
Japan's National Police Agency says the official death toll has risen to 12,431....
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 00:20 +0900 (JST)
Dead being buried after damage to crematoria
With damage to crematoriums and a lack of kerosene limiting the number of cremations in disaster-hit areas, local governments have begun performing burials, a practice not common in this nation.
More than 1,000 bodies had been buried in six municipalities in Miyagi Prefecture as of Sunday, according to data gathered by The Yomiuri Shimbun....
(Apr. 6, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110405003172.htm
Iwate brewer urges holding cherry blossom parties with Tohoku-made sake
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- While a mood of voluntary self-restraint is spreading following last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami, an official of a Japanese sake brewery in Iwate Prefecture has asked people to go ahead and hold cherry blossom viewing parties with sake made in disaster-hit areas....
(Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011
Japan struggled in getting disaster reports out to world
A major task facing government officials dealing with the Great East Japan Earthquake was how to transmit reports about the unprecedented damage to a worldwide audience.....
asahi com http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104050202.html