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Default Re: Japan - Major Earthquake Magnitude 9.0 on Mar 11, Many thousands dead & missing - March 27+

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Fund distribution committee to be set up

Japanese organizations receiving donations for the areas stricken by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami are going to set up a committee to discuss ways to allocate the funds to affected areas.....
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Thursday, April 07, 2011 02:08 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_03.html

Govt may slash ODA budget after disaster

Japan may cut its aid budget to developing countries as it struggles to rebuild after the devastating March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 06:48 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_10.html

Clinton's visit to Japan being negotiated

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is planning to visit Japan to underline US support for Japan's efforts to overcome the devastation caused by the massive March 11th earthquake and tsunami....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:10 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_22.html

US military chief stresses role in Japan quake aid

The US Pacific Command chief has stressed that the huge US military contribution to relief efforts following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan proves the strength and maturity of the bilateral alliance.....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:10 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_24.html

Asakusa sees sharp drop in foreign tourists

Visitors from overseas have all but disappeared from Tokyo's Asakusa district in the wake of the nuclear crisis following the March 11 quake and tsunami.
The downtown district of Asakusa is a major tourist attraction that draws around 30-million visitors every year, half of them foreigners.....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 14:52 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_28.html

BOJ decides on new loans to support reconstruction

The Bank of Japan says the nation's economy is under strong downward pressure due to the impact of the disaster and has decided on a 1-trillion yen loan program to support quake-hit areas....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 16:19 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_31.html

Over 27,000 dead or missing in March 11th disaster

The police say more than 27,600 people are dead or missing in the March 11th disaster that hit northeastern Japan.....

Thursday, April 07, 2011 19:31 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_38.html

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Drug production stymied by quake

Production of various medicines at pharmaceutical factories in the Tohoku and northern Kanto regions is at a standstill because of damage caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.....

(Apr. 7, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110406004793.htm

Miyagi town flags home owners' wishes

SENDAI--Red means remove everything, yellow means take away debris but leave the home, and green means please leave everything as it is.
The disaster countermeasures headquarters in Wataricho, Miyagi Prefecture, is asking owners of houses and buildings damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami to use colored flags to indicate what they want done with their property......

(Apr. 7, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110406005440.htm

3 tril. yen eyed for quake budget / Govt plans to fund reconstruction programs without issuing bonds

A supplementary budget the government and the Democratic Party of Japan are crafting for postquake reconstruction likely will total more than 3 trillion yen, sources said Wednesday.
The extra budget, the first for this fiscal year, would be used mainly for disposing of rubble and constructing temporary housing for survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami......

(Apr. 7, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110406005190.htm

Police trying to crack case of safes found after tsunami

MORIOKA--Police in Iwate Prefecture are scratching their heads over how to return to their rightful owners safes and other valuable items recovered from the rubble left behind by last month's tsunami.
Safes swept out of houses destroyed when the earthquake-triggered tsunami inundated coastal areas of the prefecture have turned up in other locations, making it difficult to trace the owners.......

(Apr. 7, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110406004511.htm

Quake-hit island bids farewell to U.S. marines

SENDAI--U.S. marines on Wednesday said goodbye to residents of Oshima--a Miyagi Prefecture island left devastated and cut off by the giant March 11 earthquake and tsunami--where they had spent several days helping with restoration work......

(Apr. 7, 2011)
yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110406005599.htm

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Teachers return to devastated school to prepare for new year

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Teachers returned to an elementary school here Tuesday for the first time since the March 11 disaster to sift through the debris for items needed to start the new school year. .....
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asahi com http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104060135.html

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Beer in short supply in Tokyo region due to quake, power outages

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Beer is running short at some retailers in the Tokyo metropolitan region as brewers struggle with damage to their factories and power outages caused by the March 11 quake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan.......

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm002000c.html

Clinton eyes visiting Japan late next week: sources

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The U.S. government is making final arrangements for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Tokyo late next week, with the aim of enhancing bilateral cooperation in addressing the disaster in Japan, U.S. diplomatic sources said Wednesday......

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

Seabed moved 24 meters near Japan quake's focus in Pacific

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The seabed near the focus of a devastating earthquake that struck northeastern Japan last month has moved about 24 meters east-southeast and risen about 3 meters, a Japan Coast Guard survey showed Wednesday......

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...bu007000c.html

Rolling blackouts ending this month in TEPCO areas

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government is working on ending within this month controversial rolling blackouts now conducted by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to conserve electricity, government sources said Wednesday.....

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm037000c.html

Gov't, DPJ eyeing 20% cut in ODA to finance 1st quake-relief budget

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Japan plan to cut the foreign aid allocation for fiscal 2011 by 20 percent to finance the first extra budget for post-quake relief and reconstruction, government and party sources said Wednesday.....

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm041000c.html

4-year-old boy who lost mom to tsunami: 'The most beautiful star in the sky is Mama'

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- "The most beautiful star in the sky is Mama," says a young boy, repeating what his father told him, as he looks up at the clear night sky.

Four-year-old Ritsu and his 2-year-old brother Ei lost their mother, 32-year-old Kumiko Oikawa, to the tsunami. Kumiko, who liked the piano, had given her sons musical names: "Ritsu" from the word "senritsu," meaning "melody," and "Ei," meaning the chanting or singing of poetry....

If he could meet his mother, Ritsu has something he would tell her: "Daddy's OK."
(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

LDP head rules out possibility to form grand coalition with DPJ

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Sadakazu Tanigaki, leader of the largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party, on Thursday ruled out the possibility of forming a grand coalition with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan in the immediate future.....

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm108000c.html

Elderly woman found dead in snow after moving from one shelter to another

TAGAMI, Niigata -- An elderly woman suffering from cognitive impairment was found dead in the snow with no shoes on near an evacuation shelter in this small town in Niigata, after moving from one shelter to another for more than two weeks following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan....

(Mainichi Japan) April 7, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
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