Toyota to halt N.America production for 4 days
Toyota Motor says it will suspend production at nearly all of its factories in North America for 4 days by April 25th, citing possible shortages in parts supply from the quake-hit areas of Japan......
Saturday, April 09, 2011 09:24 +0900 (JST)
Over 27,000 dead or missing in quakes, tsunami
More than 27,000 people are dead or missing in the March 11th disaster and its aftershock that hit northeastern Japan....
Saturday, April 09, 2011 12:08 +0900 (JST)
People begin to enter newly built temporary houses
Earthquake and tsunami survivors began to move into temporary housing in the city of Rikuzen-takata in Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, on Saturday. They are the first people to use temporary housing in the areas hit by the March 11th disaster......
Saturday, April 09, 2011 13:23 +0900 (JST)
Memorial service held for unidentified people
A memorial service for 39 unidentified earthquake and tsunami victims was held in Minami Sanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday.
Four-hundred-twenty-five bodies have been found in the town, but 80 of them remain unidentified almost one month after a massive earthquake hit the region.....
Saturday, April 09, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
500 sq km inundated
A survey has found that more than 500 square kilometers of land was ravaged by the tsunami triggered by the earthquake on March 11th....
Saturday, April 09, 2011 22:10 +0900 (JST)
Job offers canceled for 173 students
A total of 173 students who graduated this spring had their job offers canceled as of Wednesday in the aftermath of the March 11 quake, a Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry survey revealed Friday.....
Earthquake deals blow to world-class Japanese research
In a major setback to world-renowned Japanese research, the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake seriously damaged many leading institutes of science and technology and is forcing delays in important projects. ...
Nation mourns with boy who lost his parents
Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake, 9-year-old Toshihito Aisawa's father, Kazuyuki, jumped in the car and raced to pick him up at his school in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Along with his wife, Noriko, Toshito's grandmother Kyoko and two cousins all packed into the car, Kazuyuki tried to outrace the approaching tsunami. ....
Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)
U.S. budget battle spoils Washington Cherry Blossom Festival
WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- A U.S. congressional budget battle has brought the government to the brink of shutting down for the first time in over 15 years, dealing a blow to an unlikely victim: Washington's annual Cherry Blossom Festival.....
Tens of millions of 'lost' cash found in tsunami-hit areas
SENDAI (Kyodo) -- Rescue workers and citizens have turned in to police tens of millions of yen in cash found in the rubble in mud-covered coastal areas in Japan's northeastern region, hit hard by the killer quake and massive tsunami last month, police said Saturday.....
Kan to set up Cabinet task force on quake reconstruction
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan has decided to set up a new Cabinet task force on post-quake reconstruction as early as next week, government officials said Friday.....
Kan to pen Japan's message of thanks in world newspapers
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan is making arrangements to write a message of gratitude in newspapers around the world for the global support Japan received following the earthquake and tsunami disaster, government sources said Saturday.....
Fukushima evacuees move into Tokyo luxury hotel
Residents who were forced to evacuate following radiation leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant began to move into a now-defunct hotel in Tokyo on April 9.
The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, a fancy hotel that was once a symbol of the bubble economy and was just closed down at the end of March, is now accommodating about 360 people from some 140 households from Fukushima Prefecture for free......
Tsunami survivors begin moving into temporary housing in Iwate
RIKUZENTAKATA (Kyodo) -- Survivors of last month's massive tsunami began moving into temporary housing in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, on Saturday as the first group of evacuees to do so in disaster-hit areas.....
workers are repairing tip of Tokyo tower after earthquake
an aftershock of "The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake"