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  • #16
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    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.......
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    Saturday, April 02, 2011 19:09 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_23.html

    Disaster-area firms '1st in line' for contracts

    Precedence will be given to businesses from disaster-hit areas in handing out restoration contracts in the first phase of a government emergency employment assistance program for people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it was learned Saturday......

    (Apr. 3, 2011)
    yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110402003027.htm

    More than 12,000 confirmed dead in quake, tsunami

    More than 12,000 people have been confirmed dead so far in the March 11th massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.
    The highest number of deaths was reported in Miyagi Prefecture -- 7,318 -- followed by 3,518 in neighboring Iwate Prefecture. Other deaths were reported in a wide area of eastern Japan, including 7 in Tokyo.....

    Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_09.html

    G7 to discuss responses to Japan disaster

    The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors are to discuss next week Japan's efforts to recover from the March 11th earthquake and coordinated response among the member nations.....

    Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_10.html

    SDF, US forces continue search operations

    Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel and US troops are continuing an extensive search for missing people in quake-hit coastal areas of northeastern Japan.....

    Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:55 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_12.html

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      Miyako City hit by 37.9-meter tsunami on March 11

      Japanese scientists say that a tsunami nearly 38 meters high hit a coastal city in Iwate Prefecture after the earthquake on March 11th.
      University of Tokyo Associate Professor Yoshinobu Tsuji and his team conducted a survey of tsunami damage in the Taro district of Miyako City......

      Sunday, April 03, 2011 19:12 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_21.html

      Japan-US search mission ends

      Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the US military have ended a 3-day operation to find missing people after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. Authorities say 77 bodies had been recovered as of 4 PM on Sunday. But more than 15,000 people remain missing.....
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      Sunday, April 03, 2011 20:26 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_23.html

      Over 2,000 care home residents evacuated

      NHK has learned that more than 2,000 elderly people were evacuated from nursing homes damaged by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami....

      Sunday, April 03, 2011 21:12 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_19.html

      Okada pledges to submit disaster-relief budgets

      The Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan says his government will submit the first draft of a supplementary budget to the Diet before the end of this month and another one by June or July to help regions hit by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami....

      Sunday, April 03, 2011 21:32 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_24.html

      190,000 buildings damaged by March 11 quake

      Japan's National Police Agency says more than 190,000 buildings were destroyed or partially damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th.....

      Sunday, April 03, 2011 22:05 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_25.html

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      • #18
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        Over 161,000 taking refuge at shelters

        More than 161,000 people were taking refuge in quake-ravaged northern and eastern Japan as of Sunday evening.
        Japan's National Police Agency said evacuees are staying in shelters in 17 prefectures.....

        Monday, April 04, 2011 05:27 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_03.html
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        Evacuees returning for pets

        An increasing number of people from the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are defying authorities to return temporarily to take care of their pets, it has been learned.

        Volunteers from animal protection groups also have been entering the evacuation zone at pet owners' request for such purposes as feeding the pets, according to prefectural government sources.....

        (Apr. 4, 2011)
        yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110403002837.htm

        Quake-relief donations total 115.4 bil. yen

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Total donations received by the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Central Community Chest of Japan for people afflicted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami stood at 115.4 billion yen as of Saturday, the two charity organizations said Sunday.....

        (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

        Gov't to delay filing of financial statements

        Japan's financial authorities are going to give companies affected by the disaster in northeastern Japan more time to submit their financial statements.....

        Monday, April 04, 2011 10:29 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_11.html

        Nearly 28,000 dead or missing

        Nearly 28,000 people are dead or missing in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan.
        According to the National Police Agency, 12,157 people have so far been confirmed dead.....

        Monday, April 04, 2011 11:56 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_13.html

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        • #19
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          100 residents in no-go zone refuse to evacuate

          At least 100 residents are reportedly staying at their homes within the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

          Residents within a 20 kilometer radius from the power plant continue to go in and out of their homes to pack their belongings or tend their livestock.....

          Monday, April 04, 2011 17:58 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_20.html

          Construction of temporary housing completed at school in tsunami-ravaged city

          RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- The construction of temporary housing facilities for those who lost their homes in the March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami has been completed at a junior high school here.....
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          (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

          Quake-hit coastal residents reluctant to evacuate hometowns

          Less than 10 percent of displaced residents along the tsunami-ravaged coastal region of Iwate Prefecture, who have been ordered to evacuate to inland areas, have done so as of April 3, Iwate Prefectural Government officials say....
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          (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

          Young children taken under uncle's wing after losing parents in tsunami

          RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- Three children orphaned by a tsunami that devastated the town of Rikuzentakata on March 11 have found a new home with their uncle.

          Masanori Matsuda, a 41-year-old resident of Rikuzentakata made the decision to take his sister's three children into his home after learning of her death. He remains uncertain how the new family will survive, but was adamant not to leave the children by themselves....

          (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html

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          • #20
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            Postquake mood mutes spring festivities

            About 1,200 cherry trees have begun to bloom in Ueno Park, one of Tokyo's most popular areas for viewing the trees' flowers. Yet the mood is subdued, no feasts abound and with fewer parties than normal, the park is almost empty.

            Signs also have sprouted up around the park: "Given recent events, we hope visitors will refrain from throwing cherry-blossom viewing parties."....

            (Apr. 5, 2011)
            yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110404004541.htm

            Govt to provide financial help

            The government plans to give as much financial support and compensation as possible to residents, farmers and companies that suffered damage from the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, but it remains unknown where it will find the money.....

            (Apr. 5, 2011)
            yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110404004800.htm

            Dressy Kan administration shifting to rebuilding mode

            With the passing of more than three weeks since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's government is shifting from the emergency mode of the first few weeks and trying to give the impression that it is focusing on rebuilding after the twin disasters.....
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            asahi com http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104040148.html

            DPJ tries to draw opposition into post-earthquake effort

            The ruling Democratic Party of Japan is offering opposition politicians an increased role in post-earthquake reconstruction despite the rebuttal of early attempts to form a grand coalition government.....

            asahi com http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104040144.html

            Experts begin to review evacuation from tsunami

            Emergency-planning experts have begun to study how people in coastal areas of northeastern Japan responded when the massive quake and tsunami hit the region on March 11th....

            Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:21 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_09.html

            Over 27,000 dead or missing in quake, tsunami

            More than 27,000 people are dead or missing from the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan.
            The National Police Agency says 12,321 people have been confirmed dead so far....

            Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:11 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_19.html

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            • #21
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              Woman released from detention after quake arrested on suspicion of trespassing

              FUKUSHIMA -- A woman released from detention in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has been arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a convenience store here, it has been learned......

              (Mainichi Japan) April 5, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

              Ishinomaki fisherman recalls surviving March 11 quake, tsunami

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Makoto Endo, a 69-year-old fisherman farming scallops and silver salmon, was working to extend ropes around marine aquaculture enclosures near a coastal levee with his friends around Ogatsu port in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, when a massive earthquake shook the area on March 11.....
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              (Mainichi Japan) April 5, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm042000c.html

              Tsunami-ravaged town holds draw for temporary housing

              RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- A draw for temporary housing for quake- and tsunami-displaced residents was held here April 5, with over 1,000 households applying for 36 openings.

              At the makeshift city office, Mayor Futoshi Toba drew lots to choose 18 households from the general public to enter temporary housing along with 18 households consisting of elderly, disabled and single-mother families.....
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              (Mainichi Japan) April 5, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

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              • #22
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                Evacuee with dementia dies of exposure near shelter

                TAGAMI, Niigata -- A woman with dementia has died from exposure after getting lost near a shelter here for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami, shedding light on the lack of sufficient support for evacuees requiring special assistance......
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                (Mainichi Japan) April 5, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html

                Quake-ravaged village keeps busy disposing of tons of fish

                OFUNATO, Iwate -- Residents in this tiny coastal fishing village are toiling to dispose of hundreds of metric tons of fish after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami battered refrigerated warehouses......
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                (Mainichi Japan) April 5, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

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                • #23
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                  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....
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                  Wednesday, April 06, 2011 00:20 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_02.html

                  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
                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

                  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.....
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                  • #24
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                    Missing U.S. English teacher's fiancee confident he will be found alive

                    TENDO, Yamagata -- It has been nearly two weeks since a massive earthquake and tsunami tore into the northeast coast of Japan. Thousands have been confirmed dead, and thousands more remain missing. Still, one woman here refuses to give up hope her American fiance will be returned to her.....
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                    (Mainichi Japan) March 24, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na031000c.html

                    Family of 5 found dead in car crushed under rubble in Miyagi

                    KESENNUMA, Miyagi -- A family of five have been found dead in a car under rubble near the remains of their home after their neighborhood was devastated by a tsunami triggered by the March 11 earthquake.

                    Relatives of the family say the fact that the five were found together illustrates their close family bonds....
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                    (Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/...na005000c.html

                    Donations for quake victims go undelivered despite desperate needs

                    While hundreds of billions of yen have been donated for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, central and local government authorities have not been able to distribute the badly needed cash to those in need as the regions affected by the tremor and tsunami are so huge that it is difficult to come to grips with the full extent of the damage.....

                    (Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html

                    Gov't aims to stop rolling blackouts in TEPCO-serviced areas this month

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry intends to end within this month rolling blackouts now conducted by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to conserve electricity, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday......

                    (Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm040000c.html

                    Disaster strengthens Japan-U.S. alliance: Pentagon official

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan and the ensuing nuclear crisis have strengthened the Japan-U.S. security alliance through U.S. assistance in responding to the disasters, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.....

                    Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm039000c.html

                    Limited impact of Japan disaster on Asian economy

                    The Asian Development Bank predicts robust growth of 7.8 percent in 2011 for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. The organization believes the impact of Japan's recent disaster on supply chains will be limited.....

                    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 15:05 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_25.html

                    Japan eager to discuss disaster management cooperation with ASEAN

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said Tuesday he is eager to discuss cooperation on disaster management with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, following the catastrophic quake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11....

                    (Mainichi Japan) April 6, 2011 http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm038000c.html

                    Quake, tsunami debris estimated at 25 mil tons

                    The environment ministry says the massive March 11th earthquake and tsunami left the 3 hardest hit prefectures under some 24.9 million tons of building debris.....

                    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:06 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_14.html

                    Fed to watch quake impact on US economy

                    The minutes of a US Federal Reserve meeting show policymakers will keep a close watch over how Japan's massive March 11th earthquake will affect America's economy.

                    The US Fed on Tuesday released the minutes of its policy meeting held on March 15.....

                    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:57 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_15.html

                    Japanese firms to downgrade earnings forecasts

                    An increasing number of Japanese companies listed on stock exchanges are downgrading their earnings forecasts following the massive earthquake and tsunami last month and subsequent rolling blackouts....

                    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 15:41 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_24.html

                    US marines finish clean-up on remote island

                    US Marines finished clearing debris on a remote Japanese island off disaster-hit Miyagi prefecture on Wednesday.
                    The operation involving about 300 marines and heavy construction machinery started last Friday on Oshima Island. The March 11th tsunami left huge amounts of debris in its wake, including ships.....

                    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 16:53 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_26.html

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                    • #25
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                      Toyota to resume production in more plants

                      Toyota Motor says it aims to restart assembly lines starting April 18th at most of its factories in Japan, after suspending production due to the March 11th earthquake....
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                      Wednesday, April 06, 2011 19:17 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_33.html

                      March 11 quake moves seabed 24 meters off Miyagi

                      The Japan Coast Guard says the seabed right above the seismic focus of the powerful earthquake on March 11th moved 24 meters to the east off Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan......

                      Wednesday, April 06, 2011 20:25 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_31.html

                      Quake insurance claims surge to 320,000

                      Japan's non-life insurers say over 300,000 claims for quake insurance payouts have been filed by disaster victims.
                      The General Insurance Association of Japan says, as of Tuesday, the number of claims amounted to around 320,000......

                      Wednesday, April 06, 2011 20:25 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_34.html

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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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                        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&#37; 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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                          Quake causes cancellation of job offers

                          A survey by Japan's labor ministry shows at least 173 new graduates have had their job offers cancelled in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....

                          Friday, April 08, 2011 12:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_22.html

                          Government drafts power-saving plan

                          A government task force has outlined a plan to slash electricity usage this summer, calling on households and businesses to conserve power in a bid to avoid rolling blackouts......
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                          Friday, April 08, 2011 12:57 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_25.html

                          Fewer foreign students at Tokyo Japanese school

                          A Japanese language school in Tokyo says about 15 percent of its foreign students have shown up for the new school year that started this month.

                          Only 20 foreign students attended the entrance ceremony of Tokyo Central Japanese Language School in Shibuya Ward on Friday.....
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                          Friday, April 08, 2011 16:14 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_29.html

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

                          Police say more than 27,000 people are dead or missing in the March 11th disaster and its aftershock that hit northeastern Japan......

                          Friday, April 08, 2011 17:46 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_35.html

                          Toyota factories to restart April 18

                          Toyota Motor is to soon resume operation of all of its factories in Japan including group plants in quake-hit Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. The firm stopped operations at all but 2 of its assembly factories after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
                          President Akio Toyoda told reporters on Friday that the resumption will take place on April 18th.....

                          Friday, April 08, 2011 17:46 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_31.html

                          Economic confidence hits record low

                          A Japanese government survey indicates that workers' confidence in the economy has deteriorated significantly due to the recent massive earthquake and tsunami.
                          The Cabinet Office polled about 2,000 workers nationwide, including those at retail stores and restaurants.....

                          Friday, April 08, 2011 17:46 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_33.html
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                          TEPCO sees more power / Utility expects to secure nearly 50 mil. kilowatts in summer

                          Tokyo Electric Power Co. is expected to secure a power supply of nearly 50 million kilowatts this summer, up about 3.5 million kilowatts from an earlier projection, it was learned Thursday.....

                          (Apr. 8, 2011) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20110407dy01.htm

                          Earthquake shifted seabed 24 meters

                          The seabed near the focus of the March 11 earthquake off Miyagi Prefecture moved about 24 meters east-southeast as a result of crustal movement during the massive temblor, the Japan Coast Guard announced Wednesday.....

                          (Apr. 8, 2011) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110407004595.htm

                          Classrooms, teachers in short supply

                          In response to a lack of teachers and classrooms following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the education ministry is asking public schools to temporarily introduce a two-division system in which students take either morning or afternoon classes and to hold regular classes on Saturdays as well.....

                          (Apr. 8, 2011) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110407005909.htm

                          Quake-hit schools can't resume class

                          At least 155 of 3,317 public primary, middle and high schools in prefectures affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake have been unable to resume classes in their original buildings, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.....

                          (Apr. 8, 2011) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110407006075.htm
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                          DPJ to redirect overseas aid to rebuilding efforts

                          A Democratic Party of Japan study commission asked the government Wednesday to slash the foreign aid budget for fiscal 2011 by 114.5 billion yen ($1.34 billion), a full 20 percent, to finance reconstruction for areas affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. .....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104070138.html
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                          Immigration information in 5 languages for foreigners in disaster area

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Immigration Bureau announced Friday it will distribute flyers with information about visas and other immigration procedures in five languages to foreign nationals affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

                          SDF rescue 20,000 people, recover 8,000 bodies after quake

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Self-Defense Forces have so far rescued more than 19,000 people and recovered about 7,900 bodies after the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear power plant crisis, the Defense Ministry said Thursday......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

                          Gov't eyes curbing household power use in summer by 15-20&#37;

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government plans to ask households to reduce electricity use by 15-20 percent from a year earlier to cope with power shortages expected in Japan's eastern and northeastern regions this summer, a draft of the plan's outline showed Thursday......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

                          Reconstruction proposal aims to create disaster-resistant fishing bases

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has drafted a reconstruction proposal for the coastal areas damaged by the massive earthquake and tsunami, featuring plans to build high-rise fish markets and move houses of fishermen's families to higher ground to counter tsunami, sources close to the issue said Thursday.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

                          173 students see cancellation of job offers after quake

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 173 new graduates in Japan had job offers cancelled as of Wednesday, up 50 from a week earlier, in the aftermath of the March 11 mega earthquake, the labor ministry said Friday.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm032000c.html

                          Matsumoto seeks cautious debate on ODA cut to secure recovery funds

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto sought a cautious debate Friday on an idea to slash Japan's foreign aid to secure funds for relief and reconstruction work in the country following the magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11, parliamentary vice foreign minister Ikuo Yamahana said....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm033000c.html

                          Fukushima evacuees to move into closed upscale Tokyo hotel Sat.

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Around 450 households, who evacuated their homes near a crisis-hit nuclear power plant in Fukuoka Prefecture, are expected to move starting Saturday into Tokyo's Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, an upscale hotel that closed last month.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm034000c.html

                          Evacuees have mixed reactions to plan to allow them to temporarily go home

                          Residents evacuated from areas near from the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture have shown mixed reactions to the national government's plan to allow them to temporarily return home.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

                          Store owners' future uncertain in tsunami-hit Kamaishi as city mulls restoration plans

                          KAMAISHI, Iwate -- Store owners in this tsunami-devastated city have been left with an uncertain future as the municipal government mulls remodeling the city to boost protection against future natural disasters.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

                          A new day breaks in a scarred city

                          RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- It is around 5 a.m. when a strip of red lights up the horizon as a wood fire is started on the grounds of Jionji Temple, opened to local residents since the March 11 quake and tsunami as an evacuation shelter.....
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                          Townspeople facing 'starvation' as aid fails to reach disaster area households

                          SHICHIGAHAMA, Miyagi -- Some four weeks after the disasters of March 11, survivors who have returned home from refugee shelters are struggling with severe shortages of basic necessities, with some even saying they face starvation.....
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                            Re: Japan - Major Earthquake Magnitude 9.0 on Mar 11, Many thousands dead &amp; missing - March 27+

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                            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)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_08.html

                            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)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_16.html

                            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......
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                            Saturday, April 09, 2011 13:23 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_17.html

                            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.....
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                            Saturday, April 09, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_19.html

                            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)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_27.html
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                            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.....

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110408004778.htm
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                            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. ...
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                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104080170.html

                            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. ....
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                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104080173.html
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                            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.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

                            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.....
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                            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.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

                            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.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm053000c.html

                            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......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

                            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.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm054000c.html

                            workers are repairing tip of Tokyo tower after earthquake
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                              Cherry trees bloom in quake-hit areas

                              Cherry trees have begun to bloom and bring solace to local people, in coastal areas of Fukushima Prefecture that were ravaged by the March 11th tsunami.....
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                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 06:52 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_01.html

                              SDF, US forces conducting search operations

                              Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the US military are conducting massive search operations on Sunday, for victims who are still missing after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan.....

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 06:52 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_02.html

                              Voting begins for local elections

                              Japanese voters are going to the polls to elect prefectural governors, mayors and local assembly members on Sunday.....
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                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 07:29 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_07.html

                              Kan pledges to build 70,000 temporary houses

                              Prime Minister Naoto Kan has told the governor of quake-hit Miyagi Prefecture that the central government will build 70,000 temporary houses as quickly as possible.....

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 13:07 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_14.html

                              SDF, coast guard divers search harbor

                              As part of the massive search operation on Sunday, the Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Coast Guard searched waters around a fishing port in Fukushima Prefecture for those who remain missing.。。。。

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 14:46 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_16.html

                              Kan vows to help rebuild fishery industry

                              Prime Minister Naoto Kan has vowed to provide full support to disaster-hit coastal areas in northeastern Japan to help reconstruct the local fishing industry......

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 17:00 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_17.html

                              Arsenic found in well water in quake-hit Kesennuma

                              Officials in disaster-hit Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, say that well water and streams near a defunct mine are contaminated with toxic arsenic....

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 18:35 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_18.html

                              82 children orphaned in March 11 disaster

                              Japan's health ministry says a total of 82 children in 3 northeastern prefectures lost parents in the massive quake and tsunami on March 11th....

                              Sunday, April 10, 2011 19:10 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_22.html
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                              Disaster victims' kin to get 350,000 yen

                              The families of victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake will receive 350,000 yen for each member who was killed or is still missing, according to a decision by the Japanese Red Cross Society and three other organizations that have been accepting cash donations.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003272.htm

                              Evacuees begin moving into provisional housing

                              RIKUZEN-TAKATA, Iwate--The weather was rainy, but smiles broke through as evacuees began moving into provisional housing Saturday in tsunami-hit Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture. ....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003654.htm

                              Recovery panel to include govs, architect

                              Architect Tadao Ando and scriptwriter Makiko Uchidate will be among the members of a government panel that will draft recovery programs for areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it has been learned.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003341.htm

                              Tohoku facing power shortfall in summer

                              Tohoku Electric Power Co. has estimated it could face a power shortage this summer of up to 3.3 million kilowatts--equivalent to the power needed by 1.1 million households--and might have to implement rolling outages to avert major blackouts.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003527.htm

                              Liquefaction damage widespread

                              Soil liquefaction on reclaimed land around Tokyo Bay because of the March 11 earthquake caused damage in at least 11 Tokyo wards and cities in Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, according to tallies by local authorities. ....
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                              50 years of effort swept away / Tsunami wiped out dikes, breakwaters that took decades to build

                              Municipalities along the Sanriku coast spent decades building larger, stronger breakwaters to keep deadly tsunami out. However, many dikes and breakwaters--even the world's deepest--were simply swept away or left in ruins by the massive March 11 tsunami.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003380.htm

                              Expert: Residences should be moved to higher ground

                              The government should consider moving residents living in low-lying costal areas to higher ground, according to a specialist in coastal engineering.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110409003391.htm
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                              Helping quake-stricken moms with infants thrive

                              Replete after drinking her mother's milk, 2-month-old Meika slept soundly on a futon at an evacuation center in Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture, as her mother gazed at her in relief on March 24. ...
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                              Tokyo plunged into darkness as neon dims

                              Although Tokyo was mostly spared by the Great East Japan Earthquake, life in the metropolis has been transformed. With rolling power outages and efforts to save electricity, the capital is not the glittering city it once was. It is as if someone hit the dimmer switch. ..........

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104100077.html

                              Mother who lost child touched by compassionate students

                              ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--The story of a grieving mother whose daughter died in a fire following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has created a bond between the family of Airi Sato, and children far away in Kyushu. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104100081.html

                              Blind father searches for missing son

                              KESENNUMA, Miyagi Prefecture--On the night before the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yasuhiro Naganuma and his wife took their 8-year-old son, Chihiro, to a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant to celebrate him getting his "first dan" in calligraphy..........

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104100087.html
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                              Dog training facility in Miyagi keeps tails wagging after tsunami

                              In the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the coastal town of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture on March 11, Yumi Saito, the operator of a dog training facility in the city has been looking after 28 pets free of charge.....
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                              Dentists struggle to identify those killed in quake disaster

                              KAMAISHI, Iwate -- Dentists here are frantically examining and recording the dental conditions of those found dead in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami to help confirm their identity.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

                              Japan, Indonesia seek Japan-ASEAN tie-ups in disaster management

                              JAKARTA (Kyodo) -- Japan and Indonesia agreed Saturday that Tokyo and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations should step up cooperation in disaster management and prevention, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                              Voting kicks off in key regional elections across Japan

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Voting kicked off in local elections across Japan on Sunday after campaigning overshadowed by the worst crisis in Japan's postwar history, triggered by a massive earthquake off the northeastern coast on March 11.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm025000c.html

                              Kan visits tsunami-hit Ishinomaki in Miyagi Pref.

                              ISHINOMAKI (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited a devastated fishing area Sunday in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, during his third trip to northeastern Japan since a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the region nearly a month ago.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm065000c.html

                              Coast guard crew in disaster areas unable to vote in local elections

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Some 170 crew members aboard five Japan Coast Guard patrol ships were unable to vote in Sunday's local elections as they continued search and relief work in areas hit by last month's massive earthquake and tsunami.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm066000c.html

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

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                                Massive search by Japan, US 1 month after disaster

                                Monday marks a month since the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the US military conducted a massive search for more than 14,000 missing people on Sunday....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 02:24 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_01.html

                                150,000 taking refuge 1 month after tsunami

                                On Monday, exactly one month passed since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan, but about 150,000 people are still living at evacuation centers. Many have lost their homes, jobs and family members, and are facing the challenge of rebuilding their lives.....
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                                Monday, April 11, 2011 05:16 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_07.html

                                DPJ loses strength in prefectural assemblies

                                In Sunday's elections for prefectural assemblies, Japan's governing Democratic Party has fallen short of its pre-election strength. It did not become the biggest party in any of the assemblies.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 08:07 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_11.html

                                Japan wants more Chinese tourists

                                The head of Japan's tourism agency has urged Chinese to visit Japan as part of the rebuilding effort.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 08:07 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_09.html
                                only Chinese tourists? Of course, wants all tourists and No needed illegal entry

                                Disaster's economic effects

                                Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa says the nation's economy is under downward pressure after the March 11th earthquake and that the bank would support all necessary reconstruction efforts.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 13:05 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_20.html

                                Tokyo liquefaction survey

                                A geotechnical expert has determined that the March 11th earthquake caused liquefaction in at least 4,200 hectares of land along Tokyo Bay.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 15:51 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_23.html

                                Gov, DPJ drafting extra budget for reconstruction

                                Japan's government and the ruling Democratic Party are drafting a supplementary budget to fund the reconstruction of regions devastated by last month's earthquake and tsunami.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 16:53 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_25.html

                                27,475 dead or missing in March 11th disaster

                                The number of people confirmed dead or missing from the March 11th disaster and aftershocks that hit northeastern Japan stands at 27,475. The number is likely to increase.....

                                Monday, April 11, 2011 18:09 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_27.html
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                                Tsunami devastates abalone fishing industry

                                The March 11 tsunami dealt a crippling blow to abalone fishing along the Tohoku region's Sanriku coast, sweeping tons of debris into the sea and destroying fishing vessels.....

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110410002936.htm

                                Presumption of death to be hastened

                                The government has decided to shorten the period required for the presumption of death of persons missing in disasters from the current one year to three months, it has been learned.

                                The change will allow the timely payments of life insurance benefits, survivors' benefits from workers' compensation and pension payments to families of missing people presumed killed in the March 11 disaster....

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110410002991.htm

                                Tokyo Disneyland to reopen Friday

                                Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, will resume operations Friday after being closed since the March 11 earthquake, the amusement park's operator Oriental Land Co. said.

                                But given the electricity shortage caused by power plant shutdowns in the wake of the March 11 disaster, Tokyo Disneyland will not operate after 6 p.m. for the time being. ....
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                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110410003475.htm
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                                Head of Turkish aid team confident of Japan's fast recovery

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of the Turkish relief workers' team said Sunday he is confident that Japan will swiftly recover from the quake-triggered disaster, despite the "unimaginably" ravaged situation he saw during the team's operations in the country's northeastern region.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                                1 in 6 quake victims feel 'unbearable' in shelters away from home: poll

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Of people taking refuge outside their home prefectures after the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami, one in six polled feel it is "unbearable" to continue living in such shelters away from their homes, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                                Miyagi Pref. aims to reconstruct disaster-hit areas by fiscal 2020

                                SENDAI (Kyodo) -- The Miyagi prefectural government aims to reconstruct, rather than simply restore, cities and towns devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami with a new vision by fiscal 2020, a draft of its basic plan obtained by Kyodo News showed Sunday.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                                14,000 still missing 1 month after quake-tsunami

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Over 14,000 people remain missing and there are few signs of the crisis at a crippled nuclear power plant ending soon as Japan on Monday marked one month since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern and eastern regions....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

                                103 bodies found in 2nd intensive search in tsunami-hit zone

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A joint Japan-U.S. team recovered 99 bodies Sunday in tsunami-hit northeastern Japan, the Defense Ministry said Monday, bringing the total number of bodies found in the day to 103, including four found by the Japan Coast Guard....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm034000c.html

                                Kan to face political test when post-quake crisis eases

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Faced with legislative turmoil even before the triple tragedy of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan's northeastern coast on March 11, the government of Prime Minister Naoto Kan now must negotiate a drastically altered political landscape.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm036000c.html

                                Kan doesn't need to quit despite poor election results, Edano says

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan does not need to step down to take the blame for the major setback suffered by his ruling party in the first round of nationwide local elections over the weekend, Japan's top government spokesman Yukio Edano said Monday.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm037000c.html

                                1 month later: Huge task to restore disaster-hit areas continues

                                Local governments and residents in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing tsunami are stepping up their efforts to restore their communities as one month has passed since the March 11 disaster....
                                Ganbarou!
                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

                                Despite gov't calls for restraint, disaster-area breweries encourage cherry-blossom parties

                                Following the extensive damage caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, many across Japan thought that cherry-blossom viewing parties were inappropriate. However, arguments that holding back on the consumption of food and drink will only slow the economic recovery of the hardest hit regions have since taken hold, and though delayed, many of Tokyo's favorite locations have turned out as lively as usual.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

                                1 month after devastating quake, family's desperate search for baby boy goes on

                                One month after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, more than 14,000 people still remain missing. For some families, that means a continuation of their desperate search to find missing loved ones -- including those who are too young to speak for themselves....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

                                2 major steelmakers contribute to electrical power using private power plants

                                Ever since a massive earthquake and tsunami caused a serious accident at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture and damaged thermal power plants in Ibaraki Prefecture and elsewhere, two major steel companies have been running their own thermal power stations at full capacity to help supplement the low power supply....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na023000c.html



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